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1. Full Blog Archive

(Web Page; Tue Oct 01 08:15:00 CDT 2013)

Just Thoughts is the blog of the Empire Justice Center, New York’s statewide, multi-issue, multi-strategy public interest law firm focused on changing the “systems” within which poor ...

Description: Complete archive of blog posts for the Empire Justice Center Blog.

2. Blog Archives

(Web Page; Tue Jul 17 14:29:00 CDT 2012)

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3. Empire Justice Center Partnering with New York Disability Vote Network to Bolster Political Capital of Individuals with Disabilities

(Web Page; Tue Jul 22 12:56:00 CDT 2014)

Written by Nicholas M. Lind, 2014 Policy InternNew York Disability Vote Network (NYDVN) Strengthens Individuals with DisabilitiesEmpire Justice Center is proud to announce our partnership with the New York Disability Vote Network (NYDVN)...

Description: Empire Justice Center is proud to announce our partnership with the New York Disability Vote Network (NYDVN), a project of the Center for Disability Rights.

4. This American Life and NPR Unfair and Inaccurate in Portrayal of Social Security Disability Recipients and Programs

(Web Page; Mon Apr 01 11:58:00 CDT 2013)

National Public Radio (NPR) recently joined the chorus of media mis-portrayals of our country’s Social Security disability programs. In a one hour segment broadcast on This American Life and rebroadcast in shorter segments on All T...

Description: National Public Radio (NPR) recently joined the chorus of media mis-portrayals of our country’s Social Security disability programs. In a one hour segment broadcast on This American Life and rebroadcast in shorter segments on All Things Considered, reporter Chana Joffe-Walt paints a misleading and inaccurate picture of these critical programs.

5. 60 Minutes Gets it Wrong

(Web Page; Tue Oct 08 11:38:00 CDT 2013)

CBS aired a 60 Minutes story on October 6, 2013, featuring Senator Tom Coburn (R - OK), who claims that the Social Security disability system is being “gamed,” and is in need of an overhaul. The truth is that close to 12 mil...

Description: CBS aired a 60 Minutes story on October 6, 2013, featuring Senator Tom Coburn (R - OK), who claims that the Social Security disability system is being “gamed,” and is in need of an overhaul.

6. Assisting Non-Custodial Parents to Modify Child Support and Arrears Payments

(Web Page; Wed Jul 02 15:07:00 CDT 2014)

Legal services providers and community agencies throughout New York State are seeing an alarming increase in the number of very low income parents burdened with onerous child support obligations and arrears debt that adversely affect the...

Description: Legal services providers and community agencies throughout New York State are seeing an alarming increase in the number of very low income parents burdened with onerous child support obligations and arrears debt that adversely affect their ability to avoid homelessness, remain employed, cope with illness and disability, and maintain a relationship with their children.

7. Happy DAP Thank You Day!

(Web Page; Mon Apr 28 12:21:00 CDT 2014)

Monday, April 28th is “DAP Thank You Day.” Since there is a possibility that some folks don’t celebrate this holiday, we thought an explanation might be helpful. Let’s start with the basics.What is DAP? New Yor...

Description: Monday, April 28th is “DAP Thank You Day.” Since there is a possibility that some folks don’t celebrate this holiday, we thought an explanation might be helpful. Let’s start with the basics.

8. An Early Thanksgiving

(Web Page; Tue Sep 18 15:29:00 CDT 2012)

SNAP fingerprinting will end on November 1stIt’s finally here. This week, the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) published final regulations prohibiting the use of finger imaging in the Supplementa...

Description: Finally, after years of advocacy, New York will end SNAP (Food Stamps) fingerprinting on November 1st.

9. Happy Anniversary, Social Security!

(Web Page; Mon Aug 17 08:21:00 CDT 2015)

Happy Anniversary, Social Security! Social Security’s is turning 80! Since the retirement program was enacted in 1935, it has expanded in important ways. The disability component, introduced later, is a now critical piece of...

Description: Social Security’s is turning 80!

10. Welfare Program Controversy is All Politics – Not Substance

(Web Page; Tue Aug 21 11:19:00 CDT 2012)

On July 12, the Federal Department of Health and Human Services presented states with an exciting opportunity by offering to waive some of the most restrictive federal welfare rules for states that propose programs that would more effe...

Description: Blog on TANF Waiver Option

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