Issues: Social Services

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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Senator Duane Discusses School Overcrowding, Legislative Recap on WNYC

On August 12th, Senator Duane spoke with Mike Pesca on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show about his report on impending school overcrowding in Clinton-Hell's Kitchen as well as the 2009 Legislative Session and the prospects for his same-sex marriage bill and other legislation.

To listen:

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/episodes/2009/08/12/segments/138519

August 12, 2009
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Winner critical of state's new $200-per-child welfare benefit increase

Albany, N.Y., August 11–State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) was highly critical today of a plan announced by Governor David Paterson to provide a new $200-per-child payment to welfare and food stamp recipients statewide, which they can access starting today.

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August 11, 2009
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Roosevelt Island Accessibility Study

A 2008-2009 Studio Project by Hunter College, Department of Urban Affairs and Planning

The Roosevelt Island Accessibility Study was a studio project conducted for 2008-2009 at the request of New York State Senator Jose Serrano’s office.

The report is available for download from the AccessRI page at  http://accessri.blogspot.com/.

If you have comments about the report or any aspects of the studio project, please feel free to write to:

July 28, 2009
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