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41. Simplifying the Complexities Surrounding Immigrant Access to Health Care

(Web Page; Mon May 13 12:16:00 CDT 2013)

Last week we released a two part report about immigrant access to health care in New York. The first part describes the evolution of the patchwork of laws passed by Congress that impact immigrant access to health care, including the fed...

Description: Last week we released a two part report about immigrant access to health care in New York.

42. What’s New in Medicaid: Breaking it Down for You

(Web Page; Thu Jul 18 12:29:00 CDT 2013)

Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to comprehend all the changes that are happening to New York’s Medicaid program? We can help!Trilby de Jung, our Senior Health Law Attorney, and her Health Team colleagues here at Empire Justice ...

Description: Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to comprehend all the changes that are happening to New York’s Medicaid program? We can help!

43. Sleeping Bags on Sidewalks

(Web Page; Thu Oct 23 12:24:00 CDT 2014)

I live around the corner from St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center in Rochester, New York, which provides free breakfasts to people that need one in my neighborhood. So many mornings, there are so many people waiting for breakfast, th...

Description: This morning, along with the bank statements and paystubs, I will be thinking about sleeping bags on sidewalks.

44. US Supreme Court Upholds Disparate Impact Standard under the Fair Housing Act

(Web Page; Wed Jul 01 09:33:00 CDT 2015)

One of the more notable, though less noted decisions coming out of the U.S. Supreme Court in the past week was its ruling on June 25, 2015, to uphold the long-standing tenet that the Fair Housing Act prohibits policies that have a disc...

Description: This decision is a tremendous victory not only for communities in Dallas, but for all of us. Equal opportunity and freedom from discrimination benefits everyone.

45. 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.

46. Checking in after Hurricane Sandy

(Web Page; Tue Jun 18 11:15:00 CDT 2013)

Feeding the hungry after Hurricane Sandy – the role of SNAP Day 4 after Hurricane Sandy. So many of our relatives, friends and colleagues along the tri-state coastal area are facing hardship … some still lacking basic nece...

Description: Feeding the hungry after Hurricane Sandy – the role of SNAP

47. C.A.S.H. Volunteers Claim $25 Million for Working Families in Monroe County

(Web Page; Thu May 16 08:29:00 CDT 2013)

Last week, I had the privilege of celebrating another successful tax season with C.A.S.H. [1] volunteers. This was our 11th year of providing free tax prep services to working families in Monroe County. From January through April, near...

Description: From January through April, nearly 500 volunteers helped complete more than 13,000 federal and NYS tax returns, claiming more than $25 million in tax refunds and credits.

48. 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.

49. New York State Legislature Extends Settlement Conferences for Five Years

(Web Page; Tue Jun 17 14:31:00 CDT 2014)

The New York State Legislature last week passed crucial legislation that serves to assist homeowners facing foreclosure. One piece of the legislation is that mandatory foreclosure settlement conferences, set to expire in early 2015, hav...

Description: The New York State Legislature last week passed crucial legislation that serves to assist homeowners facing foreclosure.

50. 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.