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County by County Standards of Need - Effective October 1, 2012
September 18, 2012
Author: Susan C. Antos
Click here for the standard of need charts for all 58 social services districts which are effective October 1, 2012. This is the last phase of the public assistance grant increase. Please note that each district has two charts - one for households with children; one for households without children. The column that says "Total" in the middle of the chart contains the grant for each household size when the household does not incur heating costs separate from rent.
Each row contains the grant component for a different household size, ranging from 1-8. At the bottom of the chart, which is in Excel, are tabs for each county in alphabetical order. Please click on the tab to get the standard of need for the county you want to see.
If the household pays for heat in addition to rent, the standard of need will include a heating/fuel allowance which is based on the type of heat (i.e., oil, gas, electricity). Determine the standard of need from the chart based on type of heat and family size and add in to get the GRAND Total.
July 1, 2012 Standard of Need Charts:
The 2012-2013 New York State budget increased the public assistance grant by 5% effective July 1, 2012. A second increase will go into effect in October. Click here for the public assistance standards of need reflecting the July 1 grant increase. There are two charts for each county - one for households with children, and one for households without children.
Supporting Documents:Standard of Need Charts 2012 | Standard of Need Charts- October 1, 2012 Update
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