assembly Bill A1288

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to eliminating asset limits in calculating the amount of benefits for any household under any public assistance program

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to social services
Jan 14, 2019 referred to social services

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A1288 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4391
Current Committee:
Assembly Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §131-n, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10417
2021-2022: A2214, S742

A1288 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to eliminating asset limits in calculating the amount of benefits for any household under any public assistance program.

A1288 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  1288

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. NIOU -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services  law,  in  relation  to  eliminating
  asset  limits  in calculating the amount of benefits for any household
  under any public assistance program

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 131-n of the social services law,
as amended by section 1 of part X of chapter 54 of the laws of 2016,  is
amended to read as follows:
  1. [The following resources] ALL ASSETS HELD BY THE HOUSEHOLD shall be
exempt  and  disregarded  in  calculating  the amount of benefits of any
household under any public assistance program[: (a) cash and  liquid  or
nonliquid  resources  up  to  two  thousand  dollars,  or three thousand
dollars in the case of households in which any member is sixty years  of
age  or  older,  (b)  an  amount  up  to four thousand six hundred fifty
dollars in a separate bank account established by  an  individual  while
currently  in receipt of assistance for the sole purpose of enabling the
individual to purchase a first or replacement vehicle for the  recipient
to  seek,  obtain  or  maintain employment, so long as the funds are not
used for any other purpose, (c)  an  amount  up  to  one  thousand  four
hundred  dollars in a separate bank account established by an individual
while currently in receipt of  assistance  for  the  purpose  of  paying
tuition at a two-year or four-year accredited post-secondary educational
institution,  so  long  as the funds are not used for any other purpose,
(d) the home which is the usual residence  of  the  household,  (e)  one
automobile,  up to ten thousand dollars fair market value, through March
thirty-first, two thousand seventeen; one automobile, up to eleven thou-
sand dollars fair market value, from April first, two thousand seventeen
through March thirty-first, two thousand eighteen; and  one  automobile,
up  to twelve thousand dollars fair market value, beginning April first,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.