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Domestic Violence Issues

This section provides users with articles, training materials, and other resources addressing New York’s community of Deaf and disabled victims of intimate partner violence. 

 



ARTICLES

SSA Issues Administrative Message Addressing Homesteads Owned by Domestic Violence Survivors Who Have Fled Their Abusers
In late 2004, advocates from the Empire Justice Center contacted the Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of survivors of domestic violence who were facing complicated bureaucratic hurdles when they had to flee from their homes to escape abuse. Read More

DV POMS Revised
SSA has revised several sections of its POMS pertaining to victims of domestic violence. Read More

SSA Issues Administrative Message on DV Homesteads
Last year, advocates from the Empire Justice Center (then known as GULP) contacted SSA on behalf of victims of domestic violence who were facing complicated bureaucratic hurdles when they had to flee from their homes to escape abuse. Read More

SSA Promises Better Protections for Domestic Violence Victims
Victims of domestic violence who are forced to flee their homes frequently face complicated bureaucratic hurdles as they attempt to establish independence from their batterers. Thanks to advocacy by Empire Justice Center, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will alleviate at least one such barrier. Read More


Domestic Violence Issues: Articles




POLICY ADVOCACY

Empire Justice Center Testimony on the Governor's Proposed Deficit Reduction Plan
In the Governor’s proposed Deficit Reduction Plan, several funding streams, are slated for substantial cuts that will not only undermine your commitment and the Assembly’s commitment to legal assistance, but will also result in INCREASED costs to the state. Read More




PUBLICATIONS

Rochester Model Training Project
Assisting Women Who Are Abused in Our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. Read More

 



NEWSLETTERS

Disability Law News - March 2015 Issue
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. This issue will look at SSA's final rules on submission of evidence in disability claims as well as the reorganization of Medical-Vocational Guidelines. Also in this issue you will find several new court decisions as well as other useful information for advocates. Read More