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CityLimits: City Hall Announces Near-Elimination of Benefits Case Backlog As Challenges Persist

Recent updates from Adams' administration on reducing the backlog for SNAP and cash assistance do not tell the full story. Abby Biberman, Associate Director of ...
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Gothamist: NYC says food stamps and cash aid backlog is nearly gone after record delays

Despite the positive news from the Adams administration, Abby Biberman, an Associate Director for NYLAG’s Public Benefits unit, spoke to Gothamist about the ongoing issue ...
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Impact Litigation News

NYLAG Obtains FOIA Response About SSA’s Proposed Payroll Information Exchange with Equifax

After NYLAG filed a FOIA lawsuit, SSA produced the contract it had entered into with Equifax, pricing tables, an addendum which outlined the specific standards ...
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CityLimits: ‘Why Are You Making It So Difficult?’ NYC Cash Aid Applicants Face Denial Surge

In a recent interview with CityLimits, Deborah Berkman, a supervising attorney for NYLAG’s Public Benefits Unit spoke about the obstacles New Yorkers face in applying ...
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Government Benefits

AP News: New York City faulted for delays in getting emergency food aid to struggling families

Too many struggling families are at a standstill and enduring unacceptable wait times for their emergency food and cash aid. NYLAG was mentioned in AP ...
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Impact Litigation News

Nationwide Settlement Grants Millions of Dollars to SSI Beneficiaries Harmed During Pandemic

Settlement Comes After Class Action Lawsuit Filed by NYLAG, Justice in Aging, and Arnold & Porter Alleged that Pandemic-Related Administrative Errors and Shutdowns led the ...
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Public Benefits Unit

Social Security Disability (SSD) & Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

What are Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability? How do the programs differ? What's the application process? You have questions, NYLAG and LSNYC have ...
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Impact Litigation Cases

NYLAG v. SSA

NYLAG Sues Social Security Administration for Keeping Key Policies Secret from the Public and Wrongfully Charging Fees to Public Interest Organizations
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Impact Litigation

Settlement in Amin v. Kijakazi

On April 3, 2023, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York approved a settlement agreement in Amin v. Kijakazi, 15-cv-07429 ...
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Public Benefits Unit

Testimony: Public Benefits Processing Delays are Leaving Families in a state of Emergency

Abby Biberman, the Associate Director of the Public Benefits Unit at the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), spoke before the New York City Council ...
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