heating/cooling has been adjusted from $932 to $923.
Electricity utility costs not for heat/cooling have been adjusted from $366 to $363.
Telephone stays the same at $31
Remember, Food Stamp (SNAP) Challenges must be requested within 90 days. Challenges, or fair hearing requests, can be done by calling 1-800-342-3334.
Nassau Suffolk Law Services’ Public Benefits Unit provides legal assistance to persons who experience problems with public benefits programs that are administered by the local Departments of Social Services, including:
Welfare (TANF and Safety Net)
Food Stamps (SNAP)
Child Care Assistance
Emergency shelter for the homeless
Unemployment insurance appeals and overpayments
Other emergency assistance programs
We also assist low-income households in establishing Supplemental Needs Trusts to eliminate the Medicaid spend-down and assist homeless families to obtain rent supplements from DSS to enable families to leave the shelters or retain permanent housing. Suffolk County residents seeking legal representation can contact (631) 232-2400 (Islandia) or (631) 369-1112. Nassau County residents seeking legal representation can contact (516) 292-8100.
All of our offices are now open to the public and accepting walk-ins.