BPLC Blog
Updates and news about public benefits, housing programs and community resources
Home / Blog
Published on Jul 19, 2024
Due to the widespread global IT outage, some government agencies are impacted.  Please see links for current agency status.Social Security: https://www.ssa.gov/agency/emergency/Currently all Social Security offices are closed.  Phone lines are open and some services are available on mySSA.gov.NYCHA: https://x.com/NYCHA/status/1814324890272444758.Please note that the CCC and MyNYCHA are now fully operational again.NYC Human Resources Administration:The ACCESS HRA Client [...]
Published on Jul 3, 2024 by Leslie Bailey
For many years the Benefits Plus Leaning Center has offered an Immigrants’ Eligibility Chart which is designed for social service professionals working with individuals who are non-citizens.  The chart contains the immigration criteria for over 25 public benefit programs and is newly designed to identify programs that provide cash, food, health, etc.The chart, as well as [...]
Published on Mar 24, 2024 by Michelle Berney
Effective April 1, 2024, the income limit for the Essential Plan (EP) will be increasing from 200% to 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).  This new, expanded, coverage will be known as “EP 200-250.”Individuals with incomes between 200-250% of the FPL, who were previously eligible for both Cost Sharing Reductions and the Premium Tax Credit [...]
Published on Mar 24, 2024 by Michelle Berney
Effective January 1, 2024, New York State is waiving the citizenship/immigration requirements for Medicaid coverage for residents who are age 65 or older, as long as they meet all other eligibility criteria. Prior to this change, this population was only eligible for Medicaid to treat an emergency medical condition (also known as Emergency Medicaid).Coverage will only [...]

2024 © Community Service Society of NY
Community Service Society of NY: Benefits Plus Learning Center / 633 Third Avenue / New York, NY 10017