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Published on May 9, 2024 by Leslie Bailey
On May 19, 2024, New York's EBT system will be changing over to a new EBT vendor.  Cardholder access to EBT benefits will not be available during the changeover. This includes access for food and cash purchases or cash withdrawals, as well as access to the EBT toll-free customer service helpline, mobile app, and online client [...]
Published on Apr 24, 2024 by Leslie Bailey
The NYS OTDA received a special waiver from the USDA to waive certain SNAP overpayment claims that resulted from the pandemic. Specifically, these overpayments:  Occurred during the Public Health Emergency (PHE) from March 13, 2020, through September 30, 2023;  Were the result of either a misunderstanding or unintended error on the part of an applicant or recipient. [...]
Published on Apr 8, 2024 by Leslie Bailey
On February 1, 2024, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) stopped accepting new applications and enrollments. Due to the lack of additional funding, it was announced that April 2024 will be the last month ACP households will receive the full discount.The ACP provided a monthly discount for internet services to eligible households, as well as a discount [...]
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 [...]

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