Issues: Social Services

Statement by State Senator Daniel Squadron on his Appointment as Chair of the Senate Committee on Social Services

"I am honored to be named Chair of the Senate Committee on Social Services. As I take on this new challenge, I look forward to continuing the vision that Senator Velmanette Montgomery and I have established for the Committee over the past year: offering support to those who need it most, in immediate crisis and through the long term.  In this economy, New Yorkers are struggling more than ever.

January 6, 2010
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$200 LIPA Credit Still Available to Suffolk Seniors - Click Here for Application

Senator Encourages all eligible residents to apply for the $200 LIPA credit as part of the Senior Energy Assitance Program. To obtain the application, click here, or simply scroll down and click on the pdf form attached.

 

Download the pdf. application below.

Once completed, applications can be mailed to:

LIPA

ATTN: IE-SEAP

P.O. BOX 9083

MELVILLE, NY 11747

December 18, 2009
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Sen. Foley Encourages Eligible Residents to Utlize HEAP Benefits - Click Here for Application

To apply for HEAP, simply click here or scroll down on on this page and download the pdf attachement.

Once completed, you may mail the application to:

Suffolk County Department of Social Services

P.O. Box 1800

Hauppauge, NY 11788

December 18, 2009
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Residents May Obtain Applications for HEAP and $200 LIPA Credit Here

To apply for HEAP you may click here or download the HEAP application attached below. Once completed HEAP applications should be mailed to:

Suffolk County Department of Social Services

P.O. Box 1800

Hauppauge, NY 11788

File: 
HEAP Application

File: 
LIPA $200 Credit Application

December 18, 2009
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December 11, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Useful Resources

Am I Eligible for Benefits?www.mybenefits.ny.gov

How do I contact my Local Department of Social Services?http://www.otda.state.ny.us/main/workingfamilies/dss.asp

December 8, 2009
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State Senate to Hold Public Hearings to Address IOLA’s Funding Crisis

Led by Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson and John Sampson, the New York State Senate will hold hearings in December and January to address the funding crisis facing the New York State Interest on Lawyer Account Fund (“IOLA”).  IOLA is the single largest funder for organizations providing civil legal services for low-income New Yorkers throughout the state.

November 24, 2009
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Bills Currently in the Social Services Committee

Click Here to view a list of bills that are currently in the Senate Social Services Committee.

November 9, 2009
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2009 Mid Year Report on Receipts and Disbursements

November 5, 2009
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Recording of Senator Squadron's October 14th community convention follow-up call

On October 14th, Senator Squadron hosted a conference call to give an update on the goals and priorities outlined at the first-ever 25th District Community Convention held in March. The discussion focused on Public Housing, Rent Regulations, Mitchell-Lama, Section 8, and Tenants’ Rights, Public Assistance and Social Services, Disability Access, Senior Citizens’ Concerns and Health and Health Care.

The call was the fourth and final call in a series of community convention update calls, all of which were open to the public.

October 15, 2009
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Rosenthal/Squadron Bill Ensures Social Services Recipients Receive Critical Sexual Assault Information

New York, NY –Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) and State Senator Daniel Squadron announced that yesterday Governor Paterson signed into law a bill (A3378/S4077) requiring local social service districts to inform all people applying for public assistance of their option to receive information on resources for victims of sexual abuse and assault.

September 22, 2009
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Summer/Fall 2009 Newsletter to Constituents

Senator Duane's semi-annual newsletter has an update on the happenings of the past few months as well as the future of the New York State Senate in addition to a recap of important and interesting events and stories from the 29th District.

File: 
duane_summer_newsletter_v1_final.pdf

September 22, 2009
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Rosenthal/Squadron Bill Ensures Social Services Recipients Receive Critical Sexual Assault Information

New York, NY –Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) and State Senator Daniel Squadron announced that yesterday Governor Paterson signed into law a bill (A3378/S4077) requiring local social service districts to inform all people applying for public assistance of their option to receive information on resources for victims of sexual abuse and assault.

September 17, 2009
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Town Hall

New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane waves goodbye to a constituent following a Town Hall meeting at The Duke on 42nd Street September 1st in Manhattan. Senator Duane addressed a range of issues including the Senate stalemate, the road ahead for the Senate and discussed dozens of topics ranging from federal health care legislation to reform of the juvenile justice system to tenant reform.

September 3, 2009
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Staff Report on the SFY 2008-09 Senate Budget

August 31, 2009
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Focusing on Rural New York: Rural Resources Commission Overview

Overview of the Rural Resource Commission's background, legislative chapters and publications.

August 31, 2009
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Report of the Senate Finance Committee on the SFY 2008-09 Executive Budget

August 31, 2009
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Financial Information Review

Pursuant to the State Finance Law (Section 23(5)), as amended by Chapter 1 of the laws of 2007, this is the Senate staff report on estimated State receipts and disbursements for the current and ensuing fiscal years.  Pursuant to the statute, included in this report are estimated tax receipts on an all-funds basis, estimated lottery receipts, estimated miscellaneous receipts to be received in the General Fund, and the underlying factors and data upon which such receipts are based. 

August 31, 2009
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Sen. Duane and Local Elected Officials Call for Halt to Post Office Closures in NYC

Officials call on USPS to halt unnecessary closures, increase community input, and provide advance warning and justification for planned consolidations

 

August 20, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON GOVERNOR’S WELFARE GIVEAWAY

Plan is Irresponsible Use of Federal Stimulus Funds

August 13, 2009
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