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Defending Disability Programs

Disability programs continue to be under attack, whether in the press, the President’s proposed budget, or in Congress. But excellent defenses are available. Read More


Disability Advocacy Program Funding Means Stable Lives and Stable Communities

This year, New York State’s budget provides $8.26 million in funding. DAPWorks for New York State, the funding campaign consisting of programs throughout the state, and spearheaded by Empire Justice Center, was able to maintain a $1 million increase in funding from 2016. The program is proud to have bipartisan support in the Senate and Assembly. Read More


DAP Advocate Takes Major Steps

Long-time DAP stalwart David Ralph of the Elmira office of LawNY took some major steps last year. Last Spring, David married Linda and simultaneously announced his retirement. Read More


DAPWorks for NYS

DAPWorks for NYS is a statewide campaign seeking to increase funding for the Disability Advocacy Program (DAP). Read More


Empire Justice Center 2015 State Policy Priorities

All New Yorkers, particularly the most vulnerable, should have an equal opportunity to pursue justice and the road to prosperity. For too many of us, this is not an option. To work toward achieving these goals, New York must make investments and statutory changes in 2015. Read More


Disability Advocacy Program Funding Increased in State Budget

We are pleased to announce that the enacted budget includes a total of $5.26 million in funding for the DAP program! Read More


Good News! Increased funding for the Disability Advocacy Program.

For the first time in a decade, the Disability Advocacy Program, which helps disabled individuals access federal SSI/SSD benefits, received an increase- not a cut- in the budget. Read More


Legislative Update: 2012 Budget Outcomes

As the New York State budget process draws to a close, Empire Justice Center is pleased to share with you several exciting achievements that will have a positive impact on low income New Yorkers. Read More


2008 - 2009 Disability Advocacy Program Report to the Legislature

The Disability Advocacy Program (DAP) has served the State by providing legal assistance to disabled New Yorkers who need legal help in seeking federal disability benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) programs. Significant savings have resulted from the transfer of thousands of disabled New Yorkers from State public assistance programs to federal disability programs. Read More


The New York City Bar Honors DAP Advocate

The New York City Bar Association named Betty Heaton, a Senior Legal Assistant/Social Worker for Manhattan Legal Services, as a recipient of the 22nd Annual Legal Services Award. Read More