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Proposed Legislation for Adult Home Residents
: In April, 2003, MFY Legal Services proposed an amendment to the Social Services Law to add a new...
Reasonable Accommodations at the Job Site
: Under the ADA, an employer is required to provide a reasonable accommodation (i.e., a change in...
Reasonable Accommodations to Prevent Eviction
: ..[the] tenant [with] mental disability needs to have a dog for emotional support...[but] the 'no...
Seaport Manor: A Post-Mortem
: Located in Canarsie, Brooklyn, Seaport Manor was one of the largest adult homes in the New York...
Supported Housing Crisis in New York City
: … close to 60 mental health consumers have contacted the Mental Health Law Project at MFY Legal...
What is a Half-Fare Metrocard & how can I get one?
: What is a Half-Fare Metrocard, and how can I get one?
What is the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act?
: What is the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act?"
Would you please explain the rumor I have heard that the Social Security Administration will no longer mail checks to recipients of SSI and SSD, and that we all will need to open bank accounts to receive our benefit incomes through automatic direct deposits?
: The change to electronic payment is in part a cost-cutting strategy; in part an effort to help...
Ask the Attorney: Keeping a Pet in a New York City Apartment
: ...I might have a special right to have a pet because I have a psychiatric disability. Is this...
Challenging Benefits Decisions and Access to Mental Health Records
: ....the [mental health] provider has an obligation to maintain...[her mental health] record for her...
Deportation Might Lead to Losing Benefits
: While there are instances in which a beneficiary can get benefits while residing outside of the...
Does it create a problem for me to have a credit card if I am receiving SSI/SSD benefits and would my available credit represent income to the Social Security Administration?
: ... a line of credit on a card is neither income nor an asset, but a loan, and may not be used to...
How much can you earn if you're on SSI?
: I'm frequently asked by disability recipients if they can try to work and earn money, and if they...
How Much Can You Earn If You're Receiving SSD?
: Remember, Social Security is a huge bureaucracy that processes enormous amounts of information. So...
How much can you earn if you’re receiving SSD?
: Recipients of SSD are entitled to test their ability to work and earn up to a statutory amount for...
Is it me, or is the Social Security Administration (SSA) doing more reevaluations than ever before? Would you please explain what a continuing disability review from the SSA is all about?
: SSA evaluation of update answers is shaped by the agency's basic rule of thumb: if you're not...
More on Adult Homes
: At long last public attention is being paid to conditions in adult homes.
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