Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents affected by Hurricane Sandy that the deadline to apply for federal disaster unemployment assistance has been extended. Residents now have until February 4, 2013 to apply for the benefit, which is available to provide support to anyone who cannot work as a result of the storm and lives or works on Long Island, New York City or Westchester and Rockland Counties.
New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, December 20th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Wantagh Library. The library is located at 3285 Park Avenue in Wantagh.
Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on first-come, first-served basis. On site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results.
NuHealth’s guidelines for the program are as follows:
Residents Who Work or Live on Long Island, New York City, or Westchester and Rockland Counties Can Apply
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding residents that federal disaster unemployment assistance is available to those who are now unemployed as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Disaster unemployment benefits are available to provide support to anyone who lost their job or income as a result of the storm and live or work on Long Island, New York City or Westchester and Rockland Counties.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents that a new $10 million emergency small business emergency loan fund has been created to provide financial assistance for businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Businesses will be able to apply for loans of up to $25,000 immediately by going to http://www.esd.ny.gov or calling 1-855-NYS-SANDY.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that residents will be able to receive assistance with insurance issues related to Hurricane Sandy at anytime of the day or night.
The New York State Department of Financial Services’ insurance disaster assistance helpline is operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide help to those in need. Consumers can also file insurance-related complaints with the Department through the helpline.
Residents and businesses who need assistance with storm related questions or issues can call the Department of Financial Services’ helpline at 1-800-339-1759.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Department of Financial Services has set up a Hurricane Sandy Response Center in Merrick to assist residents and business owners who were affected by the storm.
Department of Financial Services representatives will be at the Merrick Jewish Centre, located at 225 Fox Boulevard in Merrick, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm every day until further notice.
Residents and business owners who need assistance with storm-related insurance issues will be able to speak individually with a Department of Financial Services representative. The program is open to everyone.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Department of Financial Services will be setting up a help center in Massapequa Park to assist residents and business owners who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Senator Fuschillo and Massapequa Park Mayor James Altadonna have arranged for Department of Financial Services representatives to be at Massapequa Park Village Hall, located at 151 Front Street in Massapequa Park. Representatives will be available from Tuesday, November 13th thru Friday, November 16th between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.
"Today we honor and pay tribute to true American heroes; our veterans.
Since the birth of our nation, America has been a beacon of hope and opportunity because of the freedoms its citizens enjoy. But the freedoms and opportunities that are the cornerstones of the "American Dream" would not exist without the American heroes who fought to protect them throughout our history. Every American veteran deserves our respect, gratitude, and appreciation for their service.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, and Long Island Cares announced that they will be partnering together in sponsoring a free mobile food distribution program this Saturday to help residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that New York homeowners will not have to pay potentially large hurricane deductibles on insurance claims stemming from damage caused by Sandy, according to the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) and Governor Cuomo.
Many Long Island homeowner insurance policies contain hurricane deductibles based on a percentage of the property’s value. These deductibles typically range from one percent to five percent of the property’s insured value. As an example, a home insured at $300,000 with a five percent deductible, the homeowner would be responsible for the first $15,000 in damages.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is providing information from the New York State Department of Financial Services about steps residents should take if they sustained damage during Hurricane Sandy.
The New York State Department of Financial Services advises residents to:
· File insurance claims with their insurers promptly and as soon as possible after losses occur. It is important to provide policy numbers and all information relevant to the loss.
· To best document losses, take photos or videos showing the extent of the losses before cleaning up damage.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents and business owners who sustained damage during Hurricane Sandy how they can apply for federal disaster assistance.
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), federal disaster assistance include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that a new law he authored to enable individuals with autism spectrum disorders to receive insurance coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment, will take effect tomorrow, November 1st. The new law will save families with autism tens of thousands of dollars a year in out of pocket costs for autism treatment and therapies which many insurance companies refuse to cover.
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (left) asks a question during the recent public hearing on commercial vehicles striking bridges. He is joined by Senator Jack Martins (center) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough (right).
The New York State Senate Transportation Committee, chaired by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), today held a public hearing examining the problem of bridge strikes by commercial vehicles on parkways.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray recently sponsored a program to provide free legal services to those in need.
Senator Fuschillo and Supervisor Murray arranged to bring the Mobile Legal Help Center, which is a partnership between the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the New York State Office of Court Administration, to Roosevelt. NYLAG attorneys provided free advice, legal counseling, and direct representation to local residents on matters such as Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and Social Security Disability.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited New Visions School in Freeport to participate in the school’s “All Star Reader’s Day”.
Senator Fuschillo read “House Mouse, Senate Mouse” by Peter and Cheryl Barnes to students in Ms. Murphy’s kindergarten class. The story allowed the children to learn in a fun way what Senator Fuschillo’s job is and how laws are made.
“New Vision’s ‘All Star Reader’s Day’ is a great program and I enjoyed participating in it. It was great seeing how involved the students got into the story and how excited they got about reading. I thank them for allowing me to visit their class,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Bellmore Family Medical Associates to congratulate Dr. Donald Teplitz and his staff on their 20 years of service to the community. Bellmore Family Medical Associates, located on Bellmore Avenue in Bellmore, has been a fixture in the Bellmore community and provides comprehensive, state of the art medical care to local families.
Senator Fuschillo also congratulated Bellmore Family Medical’s newest member, and Bellmore native, Dr. Michael Moskowitz on joining the practice.