President Biden recently signed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package into law. Find out if any of these seven benefits from the relief bill affect you or your loved ones.
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- Individuals with up to $75,000 in adjusted gross income
- Heads of household with up to $112,500
- Married couples who file jointly with up to $150,000
- Eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for 2019 or 2020 will automatically receive an economic impact payment of up to $1,400 for individuals or $2,800 for married couples.
- One of the differences with this bill is that there is no age limit on dependents. So in addition to the individual qualifications, those with dependents (children or adults), could receive an additional $1400 per dependent. For example, a family with a child and adult dependent could receive $5600 as part of this stimulus.
- If you earn between $75,000 and $80,000 as an individual or $160,000 as a married couple, you will likely receive a smaller check.
- Individuals who earn more than $80,000, married couples who make more than $160,000 and heads of household making more than $120,000 likely will not receive any stimulus payment.
- Payments will automatically go to individuals who receive Veteran pension of disability compensation and Social Security benefits.
Do immigrants or mixed-status households qualify?
- Undocumented immigrants unfortunately are not eligible but their spouses and children are eligible as long as they have Social Security numbers.
- Mixed-status households with undocumented family members will receive stimulus checks
- The vast majority of people do not need to take any action. The IRS will calculate and automatically send the economic impact payment to those eligible within several weeks. You can check your payment status 这里.
- If the IRS does not have your direct deposit information, there will likely be an opportunity in the future to use a web-based portal for individuals to provide their banking information to the IRS online, so that individuals can receive payments immediately as opposed to checks in the mail. See 这里 for further updates.
- 医疗补助. The payment does not count as “income” for Medicaid. If you are age 65+, blind, or disabled, it also will not count as a “resource” for 12 months after you receive it. In other words, it will not affect your Medicaid eligibility.
- SSI and SSD. SSI will not consider economic impact payments as income for SSI recipients, and the payments are excluded from resources for 12 months.
- 公共援助。 Stimulus payments are not counted as income for the purposes of Public Assistance. Receipt of the payment is not subject to the lump sum provisions. The payment will be excluded as a resource in the month received and the 12 months from the date of receipt. Any remaining funds after that will be counted as a non-exempt resource.
- SNAP (Food Stamps). Stimulus payments are not counted as income for the purposes of SNAP. They are an exempt resource in the month received and in the 12 months from the date of receipt. Any remaining funds after that will be counted as a non-exempt resource.
- VA好处。 就VA目的而言，经济影响付款不算作收入或资产。请务必在收到支票后的12个月内用完支票，因为剩余的刺激性资金将被视为资产。
- 第8节. Because the stimulus payment is not income, it should not affect someone’s Section 8 share.
- Emergency Assistance. For Emergency Assistance to Families (EAF), Emergency Safety Net Assistance (ESNA), and Emergency Assistance to Adults (EAA), stimulus checks are not counted as income or as a resource for 12 months from the date of receipt, in determining an individual’s eligibility for emergency assistance, which includes rent arrears grants.
- Your stimulus payment can be garnished in NYS by any NYS bank, creditors, or debt collector.
What is a Child Tax Credit? In short, eligible families can receive a $3,000 annual benefit per child ages 6 to 17 and $3,600 per child under 6 in tax year 2021. The credit will also be fully refundable. This is in addition to the $1,400 stimulus checks and enhanced unemployment benefits. In a major update, you don’t have to be employed to get the credit.
Who is eligible for the Child Tax Credit?
- Parents with children under the age of 18. (This will be the first time those with children aged 17 will receive the tax credit.)
- Families with children under 6 will receive a $3,600 credit per child, while those with school-aged children will receive $3,000 per child.
Will I get the full amount?
- The full child tax credit will be available to individuals who earn up to $75,000 and couples earning up to $150,000.
- The credit will be reduced by $50 for every additional $1,000 of adjusted gross income (AGI) earned. (Important note: the $3,000 credit provided to parents of a child aged 6 to 17 would be phased out completely for individuals earning $95,000 and those making $170,000 and filing jointly.)
- Families who are ineligible for the new $3,000 credit because they earn higher AGI are still able to claim the $2,000 per child tax credit.
- This is available to individuals making up to $200,000 ($400,000 for married couples filing jointly).
- Payments are expected this summer.
For tax purposes, does this count as income?
- Child Tax Credits will not count as income in the month received and would only count as a resource if not spent within 12 months.
IMPORTANT. You don’t have to be employed to get the child tax credit. Unlike in the past, households with no income can claim the credit.
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. FEMA will begin to implement COVID-19 funeral assistance in April. Additional guidance is being finalized and will be released to potential applicants and community partners as soon as possible. In the meantime, people who have COVID-19 funeral expenses are encouraged to keep and gather documentation.
Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for funeral assistance, you must meet these conditions:
- The death must have occurred in the United States (U.S.), including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
- The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
- The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or a qualified non-citizen who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
- There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified non-citizen.
How to Apply
In April, FEMA will begin accepting applications. If you had COVID-19 funeral expenses, we encourage you to keep and gather documentation. Types of information should include:
- An official death certificate that attributes the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
- Funeral expenses documents (receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) that include the applicant’s name, the deceased person’s name, the number of funeral expenses, and the dates the funeral expenses happened.
- Proof of funds received from other sources specifically for use toward funeral costs. We are not able to duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance, financial assistance received from voluntary agencies, government agencies, or other sources.
How are Funds Received
If you are eligible for funeral assistance you will receive a check by mail, or funds by direct deposit, depending on which option you choose when you apply for assistance.
The NYC Civil Courts are continually updating and changing court procedures. The courts have provided a contact number where you can receive the most up-to-date information, which is available citywide Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm. The number is 646-386-5409.
- New court cases are being filed in the NYC Civil Courts.
- If you have been sued you need to file an answer within 20 days, if the papers were given to you personally. If you received the papers any other way you have 30 days to answer. Nevertheless, even if you missed these deadlines you should still try to file your answer as soon as possible because the court will most likely accept the late answer. If you do not answer at all, you could suffer a default judgment.
- To file your answer you can go to court to file your answer or submit your answer by mail. If by mail, you can fill out an answer form and mail a copy of the answer to the attorney for the Plaintiff AND the court. For consumer credit actions, you can use this form to fill out your answer.
What to Do If You Just Learned about a Default Judgment
Many people first learn about a lawsuit against them when a judgment is enforced (action is taken to collect money allegedly owed) or after they receive a debt collection letter from the judgment creditor asking for payment. Judgment creditors most often enforce judgments by freezing your bank account or by hiring a Marshal to send a request to your employer to garnish (or take money from) your wages.
If you discover that you have a default judgment you can go to the court to file a request that the court vacates (get rid of) the judgment against you. This request is called an “Order to Show Cause to Vacate a Default Judgment.”
- 所有刑事法院，家庭法院和最高法院的保护令均通过行政命令予以延长。 单击此处获取官方订单。
- 由NYLAG和其他NYC组织配备的家庭司法中心（FJC）可以远程使用，以提供有关立即安全计划，住房帮助和社区资源的指导。从星期一至星期五，上午9点至下午5点，客户可以致电最近的FJC（有关信息，请点击此处： https://www1.nyc.gov/nychope/site/page/family-justice-centers)
- 在晚上和/或周末，客户应拨打纽约市的24小时家庭暴力热线 800-621-4673。紧急情况下，请致电911。
- 找到了在COVID -19期间进行安全计划的有用资源 这里
在纽约市（目前仅适用于此），法院正在接受有关儿童抚养费的新申请，以及修改诸如失业等问题的儿童抚养费的申请。要提出诉讼，本案诉讼当事人可以通过电子邮件将其申请发送至： [email protected] 或将申请邮寄到相关的家庭法院。他们还可以致电646-386-5299寻求法院书记员的协助。案件将加盖日期戳，因此任何将来的命令都可追溯至该提交日期，但此时不会被开庭审理。
Paid Sick Leave and Family Leave
- New York State Paid Sick Leave: **As of January 1, 2021, New York State mandates paid sick leave, including for reasons unrelated to COVID. This law is permanent, and it is separate from New York State’s previously enacted Emergency COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law. It requires employers with five or more employees or a net income of more than $1 million to provide paid sick leave, and to employers with fewer than five employees and a net income of $1 million or less, to provide unpaid sick leave to employees. Covered employees in New York State began to accrue leave under this law at the rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked. More information about this law is available 这里.
- New York State Family Leave Law and New York City Paid Sick Leave: Aside from the new state measures, employees may be eligible for additional leave under the pre-existing NYS Paid Family Leave Law and the NYC Earned Safe and Sick Time Act.
- The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) required that employers with fewer than 500 employees provide sick and family leave benefits for certain COVID-19 related reasons. It provided up to 12 weeks of paid leave for employees whose children’s schools have closed or whose childcare providers are unavailable due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, the FFCRA provided up to 2 weeks of paid sick time for those who have been advised by a medical provider to self-isolate due to coronavirus concerns.
- **Unfortunately, the FFCRA expired on December 31, 2020 and was not renewed by Congress in its most recent pandemic relief package. That means that employers will not be required to provide paid leave under the FRCRA after December 31, 2020. However, some employers may voluntarily choose to continue to provide FFCRA benefits, because covered employers are eligible for tax credits through March 31, 2021 if they continue to provide FFCRA leave. Employees who already took leave in 2020 will not necessarily be eligible for additional leave, even if their employer chooses to extend those benefits.
- Employers are prohibited from harassing, firing, or discriminating against you because of your race/ethnicity, disability, nationality, and other “protected classes.”
- For example, an employer cannot force you to get a COVID test or quarantine simply because you are Asian.
- Employers are required to provide reasonable accommodation to employees who request one based on a disability, including relating to an employees’ potential risk of contracting COVID-19.
- For example, if your doctor recommends that you work from home, or adjust your schedule, or take medical leave related to your risk of exposure, you may request such accommodations, and your employer is required to acknowledge your request, and engage in an individualized process to determine whether it can grant you the request, including putting in writing if it cannot grant the request.
- It is illegal for employers to retaliate against employees for requesting or asserting their rights under any of the above laws, including for reporting health/safety hazards.
If you are experiencing a covid-19 related hardship you may request a temporary stay of the commencement of any foreclosure lawsuit by submitting a Hardship Declaration in Foreclosure Matters to your servicer asap. A copy of the required declaration can be found 这里.
On December 28, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 and temporarily stayed all foreclosure cases for 60 (sixty) days.
If you are experiencing a covid-19 related hardship you may request a further stay of your foreclosure case by submitting a Hardship Declaration in Foreclosure Matters. The required declaration can be found 这里.
If you would like assistance completing the hardship declaration or have specific questions about your foreclosure case, please call NYLAG at 212.946.0349 或电子邮件 [email protected] for a free consultation.
We understand that many New Yorkers are anxious about their ability to pay back-rent. Please know there are billions of dollars of rent relief for tenants nationwide. But those relief programs are being administered on the state and local level and details for how to apply for those relief programs have not been released. As soon as this information becomes available, we will share it. In the meantime, no tenant should be forced to leave their home during this public health crisis.
- New Yorkers who have experienced hardship during the COVID-19 period can still submit a Hardship Declaration to the Court or their landlord to stay an eviction—or even the filing of an eviction case—until at least May 1, 2021.
- Once a tenant signs the hardship declaration and gives it to their landlord or the Housing Court, any existing eviction case is stayed until at least May 1, 2021. That means nothing can happen in the case until May 1, 2021, at the earliest. A hardship declaration is a form published by the state court system in which a tenant makes a sworn statement by checking a box on the form that they
- have experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic
- and/or if the tenant had to leave their home now, it would pose a significant health risk because the tenant or one or more members of the tenant’s household have an increased risk for severe illness or death from COVID-19 due to being over the age of 65, having a disability, or having an underlying medical condition.
- If your landlord has not already sued you in Housing Court and you give your landlord the hardship declaration, the landlord can’t start any case in Housing Court until May 1, 2021 at the earliest.
- The landlord can still send rent demands. Landlords can still send you letters and rent demands for any rent they claim you owe during this time. However, those rent demands must now come with the hardship declaration. If you provide the hardship declaration to your landlord or the court, that will stop your landlord from starting its case in court until May 1, 2021 at the earliest.
- 目前，您仍然有义务支付租金。 However, as a result of the Tenant Safe Harbor Act, which became law this summer, you cannot be evicted for any rent that became due after March 7, 2020, if you experienced financial hardship after March 7, 2020. But your landlord will still be able to sue you in Housing Court for unpaid rent and get a money judgment. Landlords won’t be able to evict you for post-March 7, 2020 rent that you owe until all parts of the state of emergency are lifted, which will likely not be for several months and possibly longer.
- If you entered into an agreement in court prior to the moratorium that required you to pay rent by a certain date and you can no longer make that payment, your landlord cannot call the marshal/sheriff/law enforcement agency to evict you until February 25, 2021, and a status conference is held. That stay of eviction can be extended to May 1, 2021 if you give your landlord or the court the hardship declaration
Other Housing Court Matters
- 房屋法庭向住户开放提起诉讼 例如房东的非法停工，公寓维修以及处理严重维修命令的申请。您可以找到有关如何提交此类案件的更多信息。 这里.
- 所有待解决的房屋法院案件仍被推迟。 不出现。新的出现日期将直接发送给您。
- Landlords can file new cases. But when a landlord starts a new case, they must provide proof that they served you with the hardship declaration before they started the case. If you receive a hardship declaration from your landlord, sign it, and return it to your landlord (or the court), the landlord can’t start the case against you or move forward with a case until May 1, 2021 at the earliest.
- There is a limited exception. Landlords can start new cases and not be stopped by the new law, but only if a tenant, “is persistently and unreasonably engaging in behavior that substantially infringes on the use and enjoyment of other tenants or occupants or causes a substantial safety hazard to others, provided.” The law also has a number of safeguards built in to prevent landlords from abusing this limited exception to do an end run around the law.
- 如果您从房东，其律师或房屋法院收到任何法律文件，请不要忽略它。 请通过以下方式联系NYLAG的NY COVID-19法律资源热线 (929) 356-9582 要么 线上，或位于 (718) 557-1379, [email protected]，或访问他们的 网站.
- 非法停工 如果您是纽约市的房客，则可以在急诊室提起诉讼，然后放回您的单位。法院和纽约市将所有驱逐后和非法停工案件移交给法律咨询权的法律服务组织，无论您身在何处或您的收入如何。
- 当公寓有危险或非法时，仍会发出空缺命令，只有城市机构才能发出。 业主没有法律授权直接发出空置命令。在这次危机期间，我们希望撤消订单的情况很少，这是对真正危险情况的响应或火灾的结果。发出空置命令后，租户有权使用市政府机构提供的搬迁服务。在危机期间，搬迁服务保持开放。
- 第8节代金券： 虽然HPD第8节客户服务办公室不对公众开放，但HPD第8节客户团队仍然对公众开放。由于收入下降而面临租金困难的凭单持有人应发送电子邮件 [email protected] 或传真至212-863-5299。
- 在此过程中，所有补贴终止都将暂停，直到另行通知。所有租户会议和简报会均已推迟，将重新安排。所有上诉听证会均被取消，直至另行通知。 HPD将继续支付补贴，直到做出最终决定。
- NYCHA减租：根据以下内容，家庭可能有资格获得NYCHA租金减免 租金困难。 NYCHA简化了其“租金困难政策”，以便在COVID-19危机期间更轻松地减少NYCHA的租金。
- 现在，家庭可以通过新的简化版提交收入变动临时重新认证 自助服务门户 interface
- 现在，家庭可以通过电话联系客户联系中心（CCC）发出这些请求。 NYCHA CCC工作人员可以回答与针对COVID-19紧急状态而制定的“租金困难政策”相关的问题。住户可以打电话 718-707-7771 并选择选项5。
- 租户保护有关受COVID-19影响的租户的信息资源，可在市长保护租户办公室的网页上找到： Information and Resources for NYC Tenants Impacted by COVID-19.
- New York State recently extended its rent relief program to help tenants who have lost income during the COVID-19 crisis. The NYS COVID Rent Relief Program, which is administered by the state agency called Homes and Community Renewal, HCR, will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. Accepted applicants are not required to repay this assistance. Applications for the COVID Rent Relief Program reopened on December 18, 2020 and applications must be submitted online or by mail by February 1, 2021. If you already applied, you don’t need to reapply. Detailed information about the program can be found on the Homes and Community Renewal website: https://hcr.ny.gov/RRP.
- 客户可以通过ACCESS HRA申请紧急援助赠款以及持续的现金援助。要申请现金援助，客户无需申请紧急赠款，但我们会在在线申请过程中提出问题，以确保不需要紧急赠款以确保客户的财务安全。因此，每个ACCESS HRA Cash Assistance应用程序都以一系列紧急指示器问题开头。
- 如前所述，以下是通过ACCESS HRA申请现金援助的说明。我们鼓励组织注册ACCESS HRA培训网络研讨会，以获取有关使用我们的在线工具的更多信息。请点击 这里 查看网络研讨会选项。
- 访问 访问HRA 并登录
- Select the ‘Cash Assistance’ option on the ‘Select Application’ page
- 按照ACCESS HRA确认页面上的说明进行操作，并使用 ACCESS HRA移动应用.
- 拥有有效现金援助案的客户可以通过ACCESS HRA提交特殊的租金或公用事业拖欠赠款申请。要提交现金援助特别补助金请求，客户将需要：
- 访问 访问HRA 并登录
- 在ACCESS HRA用户主页中选择“查看案例”
- 按照确认中的说明进行操作，并使用 ACCESS HRA移动应用.
If you’re an NYLAG client and have specific questions about your case, contact your NYLAG attorney. If you need legal assistance, contact us for help.
一些非拘留法院的开放日期: 没有宣布日期的法院非拘留案件的审理将通过以下方式推迟，包括： April 16, 2021.
- All New York immigration court non-detained hearings between now and April 16, 2021, are postponed and you should not appear. New hearing dates should be sent to you.
- 检查法院的网站 以获得更新的信息和推迟。
- 对于被拘留和未被拘留的案件，您都可以致电移民法院的自动系统，网址为： 800-898-7180 并输入您的9位外国人登记号码（“ A号”），以了解您的案件是否已重新安排。
- 检查ICE Twitter提要 @ICEgov 进行更新。官员将要求重新安排新的入住日期。
- 校验 http://www.uscis.gov 以获取最新更新。阅读此备忘录，了解如何安排约会。
- 如果您未满65岁且没有Medicare。 对于这类人来说，获得医疗补助更加容易，因为“资产”没有限制，这意味着他们在银行，投资或房地产中有多少钱都没有关系。
- 资格取决于他们的“收入” –工资，社会保障，退休金，IRA分配，定期失业保险，利息和股息以及其他类型的收入。
- 如果您未满65岁且没有医疗保险，并且您的收入对于Medicaid而言太高，则您可能有资格获得 基本计划.
- 以下是此年龄段的单身和夫妇的医疗补助和基本计划的收入限制。 （更大的家庭有更高的限制）。
医疗补助 (如果怀孕或更高则更高 对于 18岁以下的孩子)
- 并非所有收入都计入这些限制。不计算在内的收入包括退伍军人福利，工人补偿金，家庭礼物，子女抚养费， COVID经济刺激付款和大流行性失业救济金 （$600 /周）。
- **规则很复杂！另外，也有例外-即使某些65岁以上或以下的拥有Medicare的人也可能有资格参加该小组。联系一个 航海家 要么 社区卫生倡导者 在 1-888-614-5400.
- 没有医疗保险的个人可以加入医疗补助， 基本计划，以及致电纽约州健康市场上的其他健康保险 855-355-5777 或访问 纽约州卫生局。如需帮助，请联系 航海家 要么 社区卫生倡导者 在 1-888-614-5400.
- 医疗补助或基本计划： 您随时可以在一年中的任何时候注册Medicaid或基本计划
- 合格的健康计划：对于那些收入超出医疗补助计划或 基本计划, 公开招生 从2020年11月1日开始，针对市场上的私人合格健康计划进行，并一直持续到2021年1月31日。即使在2021年1月31日之后，可能还会有另一个 特殊入学时间 任何因COVID-19而注册的人。寻找更新 这里。您必须在失去与就业相关的保险后60天内提出申请。
- 通过以下方式获得有关注册任何计划的帮助： 航海家 要么 社区卫生倡导者 在 1-888-614-5400.
- 通过以下方式获得有关注册任何计划的帮助： 航海家 要么 社区卫生倡导者 在 1-888-614-5400.
- 这些人必须用纸申请 应用 在他们的 当地社会服务部。如果他们正在寻求任何基于社区的长期护理服务，例如家庭护理或辅助生活计划，则他们必须在应用程序中包含补编A（NYC版本– DOH-4495A）（在纽约市以外使用DOH –5178A）。请与您所在的县联系，以查看他们是否通过传真，邮件或在线方式接受申请。您可以咨询老年盲人便利注册人（纽约市以外)(在纽约）以帮助您申请。
- 你现在可以 传真 医疗补助申请 917-639-0732。这包括申请Medicaid以便获得家庭护理或参加受管长期护理计划的人。您可以将申请所需的文件传真到收入信托基金 在这里描述.
- 如果您有 即时需求 对于家庭护理，您可以 传真 医疗补助申请和家庭护理要求 1-917-639-0665 –看这个 需求情况说明书。
- 您的医生可以完成 表格M11q 远程医疗或电话的即时需求请求所必需。医生应在第1页的“检查地点”上写下通过远程医疗或电话进行的评估。如果您的医生无法完成M11q，他们可以致电口头命令 212-274-5143，然后提供签名的M11q。
- 邮件 医疗补助申请 HRA–MICSA邮寄单元505 Clermont Ave，5楼，布鲁克林，NY 11238.
- 纽约州卫生署（DOH）已发布 放宽对医疗补助资格和注册的要求 因为突发公共卫生事件。 （也可以看看 这个指导).
- 如果您要使用Medicaid以获得家庭护理，受管长期护理计划或辅助生活计划，则必须在应用程序中包含补充材料A（NYC版本– DOH-4495A）（纽约市以外的地方使用 DOH-5178A）。您可以输入每种资产的类型和金额，但由于紧急情况而不必附加证明。
- 盈余或支出（超额收入） –如果您在3月或紧急情况下的任何月份遇到了支出或使用了“付款”方式，则承保期将延长六个月。
- 如果您无法提交账单，请与当地的医疗补助机构联系。 （在纽约市，请拨打HRA Surplus热线1-929-221-0835，并留下您的姓名，电话号码和医疗补助号码，账单金额，服务日期和提供者姓名的消息。您只需如果他们需要更多信息，请致电给我们，否则您的保修期将延长六个月。请参阅说明 这里 在第2页的“盈余”下。
- 长期护理（MLTC） 计划–大多数必须参加MLTC计划的成年人 接受家庭护理
- 首先，您必须拥有Medicaid才能注册MLTC。 如果您还没有医疗补助，请参阅此页面上的向下申请。
- 接下来，打电话 纽约医疗补助选择要求进行“无冲突”护理评估。这些通常在您的家里完成，但是由于大流行，部分评估可以通过电话进行（“远程医疗”。）
- 如果NY Medicaid Choice批准您参加MLTC，请联系MLTC计划以请求注册。（在 这个连结，向下滚动到“健康计划列表”，然后滚动到您所在地区的“长期护理计划”。 MLTC护士通常在家中拜访您，但在 国家指导 在3月18日发布的报告中，他们应该通过电话或远程医疗进行此项评估。如果他们不愿意通过电话进行评估，请向国家卫生部门投诉。 1-866-712-71975 或电子邮件 [email protected] 或致电 我可以.
- 立即需要家庭护理– 由于申请医疗补助并参加MLTC计划可能需要很长时间，因此21岁以上且有医疗保险的成年人可以向当地居民申请 社会服务部 对于Medicaid和 个人护理 要么 消费者导向的个人协助 基于“即时需求。”
- 医师可以根据在电话上与您交谈或进行远程医疗检查来评估家庭护理需求，从而填写所需的医师表格。在纽约，使用M11q表格纽约市以外的地区请使用表格DOH-4359。在纽约，如果您的医生由于大流行而无法填写M11q，他们可以口头要求 212-274-5143，但必须在120天内提供签名的M11q。
- 请点击 这里是情况介绍在纽约市申请即时需求。在纽约市以外，使用医师的表格 DOH-4359 并询问您所在的县如何提交申请。
- 他们通常在 医疗补助管理的护理计划提供所有医疗补助服务。要获得家庭护理，他们的医师必须填写所需的信息 M11q 表格（NYC）（使用 DOH-4359 在纽约市以外的地方）进行远程（电话或远程医疗）检查以评估家庭护理需求。
- 2020年10月14日，国家 取消了先前对家庭护理助手进行年度健康评估的COVID-19暂停。所有家庭护理助手必须在2020年12月31日之前获得年度健康评估。
- 根据 DOH指导 （更新至2020年6月18日），必须在与家庭护理接受者会面之前对家庭健康助手进行疾病筛查。那些可能暴露在外的人需要自我隔离。
- 您可以自愿暂停或减少从MLTC计划，管理式医疗计划或您当地的Medicaid机构获得的家庭护理。如果您担心接触该病毒，或者您的家人因为他们无法工作而能够为您提供帮助，则可能需要这样做。看到 NYLAG的MLTC会员了解您的权利情况说明书关于国家的 COVID-19自愿护理计划变更指南 （2020年4月23日）。
- 如果您有医疗补助 “支出”或“超额收入””，通常您必须每个月提交证明您的医疗费用符合支出金额的证明。在COVID公共卫生紧急事件期间，如果您自2020年3月以来的任何月份提交账单以支付支出或使用“付款”，则承保期将延长六个月。
- 看到 这里 了解纽约法院的最新消息。
- 从5月25日开始，纽约市将允许对新的非必要案件进行电子归档。 （在这种情况下，无人代表诉讼人可能会继续通过非电子方式提交，送达和送达文件）。
- New York has in place executive orders with regard to notarization and witnessing of documents, which will enable documents such as advance directives to be executed via audio-video technology. They are currently extended.
- March 28, 2021, but they will likely be extended further during the public health emergency. Notaries can check for future extensions 这里。
- 阅读此NYLAG资源 有关其他长期计划文档的更多信息。
- 您可以使用ACCESS HRA申请福利，重新认证和更改案例。 HRA已将ACCESS HRA的用途扩展到现金援助（CA）应用程序，包括紧急福利。鼓励您使用移动应用程序上传文档，也可以将文档传真到其中心（包含传真号码的工作中心列表为 这里).
- ACCESS HRA移动应用程序可用于上载确定资格所需的文件，以及提交重新认证表格。它也可以用来提交特殊赠款和紧急援助的请求。
- 没有网络连接？ 您可以致电INFOLINE 718-557-1399，并要求将现金援助/ SNAP申请邮寄给他们。 对于无法使用ACCESSHRA的客户，HRA可以通过电话处理现金援助和SNAP应用程序. HRA has obtained a signature waiver allowing them to process applications for clients over the telephone, for clients who cannot use ACCESSHRA.
- 您是否在家旅行或需要上门拜访？ 您可以致电HRA的成分服务办公室，网址为： (212) 331-4640.
- 紧急拨款（EA）将发放给SNAP家庭 that did not receive the maximum allotment for the months of March 2020-January 2021. These households will receive a supplement to bring them up to the maximum benefit level for the household size. Emergency Allotments are approved by the federal government each month, and announced from the beginning to the middle of the month in which the supplement will be issued.
- Maximum SNAP Allotments have been increased from January 1-June 30, 2021. Clients will receive a supplement for the month of January to bring them up to the new level. Beginning in February, new budgets will be calculated based on the new maximum. Below is a new chart with SNAP Maximum Allotments for Jan 1-June 30, 2021:
Each Additional Member
- New York State Nutrition Improvement Project (NYSNIP) levels will increase by 15% also, as a result of the federal legislation. Please see https://otda.ny.gov/policy/gis/2021/21DC004.pdf for NYSNIP Levels based on household type.
- EBT卡不再可以在East 16th Street 109领取。所有获准享受津贴的现金援助和SNAP申请人都将通过邮件收到一张EBT卡。如果申请人的EBT卡尚未到达，则可以前往七个开放式中心地点中的一个临时（Vault）卡，该卡将具有所有可用的福利，直到EBT卡到达为止。请查看HRA办公地点列表 这里。如有必要，申请人可以前往布鲁克林区Schermerhorn街227号的场外（OTC）服务中心获取永久卡。
- 他们还可以在线访问 www.connectebt.com 或致电EBT客户服务 (888) 328-6399 for account information or to request that a replacement Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card for SNAP or Cash Assistance be mailed to them.
- HRA已将of葬/ fu葬服务津贴的金额从$900增加到$1,700，a葬费用上限为$3,400。 不论移民身份如何，个人均可使用。请点击 这里 获取更多信息。
- The recertification period for Cash Assistance and SNAP have been extended for some clients: Cases with certification periods scheduled to end in March-August of 2020 were extended by 6 months from the original date they were set to expire. Clients who already received an extension will be required to recertify at their next certification date, which might be coming up now. If you receive a notice telling you to recertify, this means that you probably received an extension in March-August, and you must complete recertification at this time. You may complete recertification online or by mail. You may go into a center, if necessary. For clients whose certification period was not extended in March-August, they may receive an extension now, and should not be notified by HRA that they need to recertify.
- Most Job Centers and SNAP centers have remained closed 直至另行通知：对于需要亲自前往的客户，将有7个工作中心，5个SNAP中心和10个HASA办事处保持开放。请拜访 https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/locations/locations.page 在参观任何中心之前。
- Treasury Offset Program re-started on October 10, 2020 after a temporary suspension period starting on March 27, 2020: Claims that were previously active in TOP at the time of the suspension will be reactivated, and new claims will become active.
- The Federal Emergency Relief Act extends Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation benefits (FPUC) of $300 per week through March 14, 2021. This FPUC of $300 will not be counted as income when budgeting for SNAP, Cash Assistance, and HEAP, and any lump sum received will not subject a recipient to a period of ineligibility for these benefits.
- SNAP Student Eligibility:
- The Federal Emergency Relief Act temporarily amends the SNAP student eligibility rules the following ways, in effect until 30 days after the COVID-19 federal public health emergency is lifted:
- A student is eligible if she or he is eligible to participate in state or federal work-study, regardless of whether the student is actively employed or participating in work study; and
- Any students that have an “expected family contribution” of $0 may participate in SNAP, if otherwise eligible.
- The Federal Emergency Relief Act temporarily amends the SNAP student eligibility rules the following ways, in effect until 30 days after the COVID-19 federal public health emergency is lifted:
- Pandemic EBT is a nutritional assistance program similar to SNAP that provides additional funds for groceries for families with children who are eligible for free or reduced lunch. There is no application process for P-EBT the benefits will be automatically issued by the State to EBT cards for families with eligible children. P-EBT benefits will remain in effect until the end of the scheduled school year (through June 26, 2020). P-EBT has been authorized for school year 2020-2021, but not yet distributed.
- Please see https://otda.ny.gov/SNAP-COVID-19/Frequently-Asked-Questions-Pandemic-EBT.asp for the most up-to-date information about P-EBT benefits
- SNAP purchasing rules apply.
- For issues with P-EBT benefits, State OTDA is providing a P-EBT helpline at 833-452-0096. The helpline is available from 8:30 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday. Translation services are available. Questions can also be submitted through the State’s contact form regarding P-EBT food benefits.
可以找到SSA COVID-19政策更新 这里。所有社会保障福利（残疾/退休/ SSI）将正常支付。
目前，我们对符合经济条件可使用我们服务的65岁以下个人的残疾上诉，持续残疾审查，18岁重新确定，终止和停职开放。如果您不是NYLAG客户，并且需要社会保障方面的帮助，请致电 212-613-5024 并留下您的姓名和电话号码。您将收到一个回调。
- de Blasio市长已保证不会再关闭整个纽约市的公立学校系统。
- On his first day, President Biden and his administration have extended the suspension of federal student loan payments and interest; borrowers will not have to make payments until October 1 at the earliest.
- Principal and interest payments on federally-held student loans are automatically suspended through October 31, 2021.
- New York State Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits are available to workers who have lost work through no fault of their own, including for reasons related to the Coronavirus pandemic. These benefits are not available to workers who are employed and able to work remotely, or to those on paid leave.
- 点击这里 for the current Department of Labor (DOL) instructions for filing an unemployment insurance claim online. Note that New York State is waiving the statutory 7-day waiting period to apply.
- The federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act significantly expanded on the protections of the NYS UI system, adding the following programs:
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA): is available to workers ineligible for traditional UI benefits, including independent contractors, self-employed workers, students, and those without sufficient work history to qualify for state UI benefits. PUA is available to those who have lost their jobs for reasons directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic and may be available to workers who are forced to quit their jobs due to the pandemic. However, it is not advisable to quit your job in order to receive unemployment insurance benefits. PUA has been extended in the most recent COVID relief law and is now available under September 6, 2021. The maximum duration of PUA benefits has been increased to 79 weeks.
Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC): adds a supplemental payment of $300 per week to claimants’ weekly UI earnings. That $300 payment has been renewed in the most recent COVID relief law and has been extended through September 6, 2021. (This is the same payment that had previously been a $600 benefit, which expired in the last full week of July 2020 and was replaced with the $300 payment per week from December 28, 2020 through March 14, 2021.)
- Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC): extends UI benefits beyond the typical benefit year, and has been extended in this most recent COVID relief law, to between 79 and 86 weeks of benefits (depending on the state’s unemployment rate). (The original program expired on December 27, 2020 and was extended through March 14, 2021, for a total of 24 weeks of additional benefits.)
Lost Wages Assistance (LWA): This is no longer in effect. It was a partial and temporary replacement for the $600 per week PUC payment. It paid eligible claimants a supplement of $300 per week, retroactive to August 1, 2020 through September 6, 2020. The LWA program ended with the December 27, 2020 COVID-19 relief package.
Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC): originally this program added 13 weeks of benefits for individuals who had been on UI benefits but had exhausted their initial 26 weeks of state benefits. The original program expired on December 27, 2020 and has now been extended through March 14, 2021, and increased to provide a total of 24 weeks of additional benefits.
Extended Benefits (EB): This is no longer in effect. EB added another 20 weeks to a claimant’s individual eligibility, effective May 3, 2020, on top of the initial 13 weeks of PEUC that were added to a claimant’s initial 26 weeks of UI benefits. This brought the total duration of UI benefits to 59 weeks. EB was not extended by Congress in the COVID-19 relief package.
Updated information from the NY DOL about claimants’ eligibility under the above programs remains to be updated.
Claimants who are denied benefits are entitled to ask for a hearing. You will know you were denied benefits if you receive a Notice of Determination, explaining the reasons for your denial. More information about the hearing process is available 这里.
The DOL is in the process of establishing a waiver application, which would allow claimants to request forgiveness of overpayments of federal unemployment insurance, i.e., benefits that were paid to claimants who were later found not to be eligible. A claimant who received an overpayment of benefits may apply for a waiver if the claimant was not at fault for the overpayment, and if the claimant can show that recovery of the overpayment would be “contrary to equity and good conscious.” The DOL is still developing the application process and it is expected to announce the program on its website soon.
UPDATED RULES IN NEW YORK FOR PARTIAL UNEMPLOYMENT IN EFFECT JANUARY 18, 2021
Governor Cuomo announced on January 18, 2021 new measures for the eligibility and payment of partial unemployment benefits. Under this new system, unemployed New Yorkers can work up to seven days per week and still receive some unemployment benefits as long as they work fewer than 30 hours and earn no more than $504 in gross pay.
The changes will go into effect for work done on or after Monday, January 18, 2021, which unemployed New Yorkers certify for starting on Sunday, January 24, 2021.
The new method of calculating partial benefits is outlined below:
- New Yorkers who work between zero and four hours in a week and earn no more than $504 will receive their full unemployment benefit;
- New Yorkers who work between four and ten hours in a week and earn no more than $504 will receive 75 percent of their unemployment benefit;
- New Yorkers who work between ten and 20 hours in a week and earn no more than $504 will receive half of their unemployment benefit;
- New Yorkers who work between 20 and 30 hours in a week and earn no more than $504 will receive 25 percent of their unemployment benefit;
- New Yorkers who work over 30 hours in a week, regardless of earnings, will not receive any of their unemployment benefits.
New Yorkers will still be required to submit weekly certifications online or over the phone to receive their benefits each week. Claimants should know that, for the time being, they will still be asked how many “days” they worked in the previous week. Claimants should add up
the total number of hours they worked in that previous week and use the following guidelines for reporting “days” worked:
- New Yorkers who work between zero and four hours in a week should report zero days worked
- New Yorkers who work between four and ten hours in a week should report one day worked
- New Yorkers who work between ten and 20 hours in a week should report two days worked
- New Yorkers who work between 20 and 30 hours in a week should report three days worked
- New Yorkers who work over 30 hours in a week should report four days worked
More information on the DOL website, including a FAQ, is available 这里.
- 学生退伍军人： 紧急立法继续在COVID-19大流行期间为退伍军人提供GI法案利益。对于个别问题，退伍军人可以联系VA教育呼叫中心，网址为 1-888-442-4551.
- 截止日期： 在另行通知之前，退伍军人可以选择延迟提交文书，以进行以下操作：（1）完善索赔要求，（2）提出不利决定的挑战，（3）提交异议通知，（4）提交实质性上诉，（5）做出回应案件补充声明。退伍军人不需要提前主动要求延期。欲了解更多详情，请致电 1-800-827-1000 或访问 这里.
- 残疾考试： 截至9月22日，所有VA设施和合同规定的私人设施都计划安排现场C＆P检查，以获取残障赔偿金。如果您担心前往或参加C＆P考试的安全性，请联系调度机构或VA（1-800-827-1000）讨论您的选择。
- 其他问题： 可以找到退伍军人应该了解的有关COVID-19的其他信息 这里.
*Last updated March 26, 2021. This is not an exhaustive list and information is changing rapidly. This does not constitute legal advice nor does it substitute for legal advice.