Welfare Rights Assistance

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    Taxonomy Code: FT-1000.9500

    Programs that provide assistance for prospective or current public financial assistance recipients who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining the full benefits to which they are entitled by law under various income support entitlement programs. The programs may help people understand the eligibility criteria for benefits, how much they can work without affecting their benefits (for some programs), the benefits provided by the program, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete benefits application forms; negotiate on their behalf with public assistance benefits staff; and/or represent them in administrative hearings or judicial litigation. Included are welfare rights organizations that offer a range of advocacy services as well as legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance. Entitlement programs include (but are not limited to) General Relief (GR), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps/SNAP, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    HARD-TO-PLACE/HARD-TO-SERVE INITIATIVEWorks with state and local agencies and parents to identify and resolve interagency issues and jurisdictional disputes that impede access to services for children and youth who are hard-to-place and hard-to-serve because of their multiple disabilities.HARD-TO-PLACE/HARD-TO-SERVE INITIATIVENEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
    LOW INCOME LEGAL ASSISTANCE-RIVERHEADLegal problems handled involve basic needs such as housing, health care, food and income. Focus is on entitlement programs such as public assistance, Medicaid, food stamps and SSI as well as on housing problems involving evictions, foreclosures and poor housing conditions. Specialized units include Mental Health Law Project, SSI/Disability Advocacy Project Domestic Violence Project, Pro-Bono Project, HIV Advocacy, disability discrimination, and adult home advocacy, re-entry, veterans, homecare advocacy.SuffolkNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./RIVERHEADNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
    MOBILE LEGAL HELP CENTERProvides assistance with civil legal issues including legal counseling, advice, direct representation, community education and in the instance of an emergency, access to court judges via videoconference. Legal issues can include housing, public benefits, healthcare, consumer protection, immigration, family law, employment, advance planning and Superstorm Sandy. Appointments recommended.MOBILE LEGAL HELP CENTERNEW YORK LEGAL ASSISTANCE GROUP
    THE FAMILY PLANNING BENEFIT PROGRAMAssists teen and young adults in obtaining insurance through the Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP). FPBP is a NYS Medicaid program that provides health care coverage for confidential family planning services including gyn care, pap smears, birth control, emergency contraception, laboratory tests related to family planning services and STD/HIV testing.SuffolkSTONY BROOK CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, DIVISION OF ADOLESCENT MEDICINESTONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

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