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 for the Equifax payroll information exchange, and relevant data privacy and security guidelines for the development of such a system. On February 15, 2024, SSA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that sets forth a proposed rule for the use of this data matching process.
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As Albany kicks off its 2024 legislative session, the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) looks forward to advocating for the policies and budgetary measures in the following areas on behalf of the communities we serve and our mission to combat racial, social, and economic injustice.
The US DOE has added a fourth negotiation session on student loan relief for borrowers with financial hardship, in part thanks to a letter from NYLAG Supervising Attorney Jessica Ranucci and her fellow members of the Department’s loan relief negotiating committee. Jessica spoke to USA TODAY about returning to the negotiating table.
Student Debt Relief Negotiators Send Letter to Department of Education Seeking Additional Negotiations on Financial Hardship Debt Cancellation
Negotiators from the Fall 2023 Student Loan Debt Relief Negotiated Rulemaking sent a letter to the US Department of Education asking the Department to convene a fourth negotiation session to discuss debt relief based on borrowers’ financial hardship.
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 for cash assistance.
Rebecca Wallach, Director of NYLAG’s Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program (EFLRP), and Valerie Bogart, Of Counsel, submitted a testimony for the State legislative hearing on Healthcare and Medicaid issues in the proposed NYS budget for FY 2024-25.