Issues: Social Services

Committee Meeting: Social Services Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Social Services Senator Daniel Squadron, Chair 2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 945 LOB

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1083 Refer to Finance

February 23, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Human Services

JOINT BUDGET HEARING ON HUMAN SERVICESDate:    Wednesday, February 10Time:    12:00 p.m.Location: Hearing Room B Legislative Office Building, Second Floor Albany, NYThis hearing will air live on the Senate's Website at http://www.livestream.com/nysenate_joint_budget The Assembly Ways and Means Committee will join the Senate Finance Committee to conduct a hearing to examine the impact of the 2010-11 Executive Budget proposal on human services in New York State. 

February 10, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Social Services Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Social Services Senator Daniel Squadron, Chair 2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Room 123 Capitol

February 9, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010
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January 20, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Census 2010 PSA

A public service announcement about the 2010 Census.

January 15, 2010
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NYS Sen. Daniel Squadron's Legislative Priorities

NY State Senator Daniel Squadron discusses his legislative priorities for the 2010 legislative session. Interview conducted on January 11, 2010.

January 11, 2010
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After committee ‘musical chairs,’Squadron chairs Social Services

State Senator Daniel Squadron was named chairperson of the Senate Committee on Social Services on Wednesday, a sizeable appointment for the freshman senator.

The announcement was part of a Senate shake-up in which Majority Leader John Sampson, a Democrat, made history by appointing two Republicans to chair committees. It was the first time that a majority party in the state Senate has ever given major committee leadership positions to minority-party senators...

January 7, 2010
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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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