NYLAG is a member organization of DAPWorks, a statewide campaign led by the New York State Disability Advocacy Program (DAP) advocates and members of the New York State Senate and Assembly, in calling for an increase in the Executive Budget for low income disabled New Yorkers in need of financial support.
Through DAP, advocates in every New York county provide low-income disabled New Yorkers with legal representation when their federal Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability applications have been denied or benefits terminated. DAPclients are among New York’s most severely disabled adults and children—many are mentally ill or homebound and cannot stabilize their lives without DAP’s support. When DAP advocates are successful, the federal government pays the state and counties back for any welfare benefits provided to clients. Over $270 million has been saved by the state and localities that no longer have to provide welfare benefits to those who are moved onto more appropriate federal assistance.
Click here to read more about NYLAG’s involvement.
Click here to read more about DAPWorks from the Empire Justice Center.