The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Announces New Credit Scoring Models for MortgagesNovember 2, 2022
Update on Pandemic EBT Food BenefitsNovember 2, 2022
Medicaid recipients be on alert! The Public Health Emergency has been extended until January 11, 2023. One of the many moratoriums in place during the Covid-19 pandemic has been the moratorium on banning case closings and reductions of coverage for Medicaid recipients. Now that the PHE has been extended, the continuous enrollment requirement would end on January 31, 2023 with the first disenrollments effective February 1, 2023. The most recent guidance of CMS clarified that states may initiate the first batch of renewals the month before the PHE ends. This means states could begin processing renewals as of December 2022. States are required to conduct a full renewal, according to regulation, for everyone based on current circumstances before disenrolling anyone.
NSLS’ Public Benefits Unit provides legal assistance to persons who experience problems with public benefits programs which 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 residents west of 112 can call 631-232-2400 and east of 112 can call 631-369-1112. Nassau residents can call 516-292-8100.