NY Announces $44 Million in Assistance for Struggling Families with Children

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – New York will be distributing $44 million in assistance for struggling families with children for those on the state’s Public Assistance program.

The governor’s office says the money will cover back-to-school and food expenses.

“Hardworking New York families are still feeling the economic toll of the pandemic,” Governor Hochul said. “As New Yorkers prepare to send their children back to school this fall, these one-time payments will help struggling families across the state pay for education supplies and other household expenses that may otherwise pose a burden on their household budget. This is yet another step we are taking to help lower costs of living for hardworking families hit hardest by the pandemic.”

Starting August 12th, the state will issue one-time payments of $214 to those who have a child between the age of 3 and 17 and are on the Public Assistance program.

Also, the state will be distributing $150 for each child younger than 3 that are also on the Public Assistance program.

The program helps more than 500,000 New Yorkers who may be temporarily unemployed or unable to work.


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