One out of every four Brooklynites lives in poverty and depends on SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program). Survival could soon become more difficult for them, as lawmakers wrestle with the projected $6.1 billion state budget deficit announced on November 22.
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Testimony by LegalHealth to amend the Social Services law, in relation to coverage for healthcare services under the basic health program for individuals whose immigration status renders him or her ineligible for federal financial participation.
NYLAG offers comments on food access and quality within DHS shelters.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the administrative arm of DHS, has reversed its decision and will continue to use their power to consider requests for deferred action for medical reasons.