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New York Expands Eligibility for SNAP Program to Some Students

Students attending SUNY, CUNY, comprehensive, technical, Educational Opportunity Centers, or community college (in a CTE qualifying program) at least half time and who are otherwise eligible can now receive SNAP benefits without meeting additional criteria such as working at least 20 hours per week or caring for a child. Students can apply at If

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Regardless of Income, Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS) Continues Unbiased Help for All Needing Health Insurance During Pandemic

Special Enrollment period for uninsured (or those about to be) extended to December 31 In the wake of the ongoing health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, trained and certified healthcare navigators of Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS) stand ready to help all Western New Yorkers get health insurance regardless of their income level. The process

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NLS Offers Help for People Living With HIV (PLWH)

Navigating public benefits is often challenging for Persons Living with HIV (PLWH) who are looking to maintain employment or return to work and need assistance with understanding how their earnings may affect these benefits. Neighborhood Legal Services, in partnership with the Volunteer Lawyers Project, can help clients understand and navigate these issues through our Benefits

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