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Published on Oct 16, 2023 by Michelle Berney
Medicare Part D UpdatesThe following are significant changes to Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage in 2024:·        Partial Extra Help (Low Income Subsidy Program, LIS) Eliminated in 2024: All individuals with Partial Extra Help will be transitioned to Full Extra Help effective January 1, 2024.  Full Extra Help offers more comprehensive cost-sharing assistance, allowing someone to [...]
Published on Oct 9, 2023 by Leslie Bailey
Updated Income Guidelines and Increase in Benefit AmountsClick here for a full chart of the updated income guidelines for the SNAP program in NYS effective October 1, 2023. In addition, the maximum SNAP benefit amount, the shelter cap, as well as the homeless deduction have increased, see these changes on our SNAP Budget Worksheet.Our free SNAP [...]
Published on Aug 21, 2023 by Leslie Bailey
NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) has created a portal for those who have had their benefits stolen electronically (EBT skimming).  Cash Assistance (CA) and SNAP have separate rules on how far back someone can claim replacement benefits and how often. Here are some things to keep in mind before you file:Clients are not required to have [...]
Published on Aug 10, 2023 by Leslie Bailey
The NYC Fair Fares program provides a 50% discount on public transportation to eligible low-income New Yorkers.New York City (NYC) residents may be eligible for Fair Fares NYC if they are:Between (and including) the ages of 18 and 64;In a household that meets the income guidelines (100% FPL) for the Fair Fares NYC program;Not receiving full [...]

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