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Fingerprints won’t be required for public assistance applications beginning in January

New York State is going to stop requiring fingerprints for individuals who apply for public assistance.

The Albany Times-Union reports that the state will stop using fingerprinting technology for applicants to Family and Safety Net Assistance starting January 15th, 2020.

In 2012 the state stopped requiring fingerprints for programs like Medicaid and SNAP.

Critics of fingerprinting argue that the process deters people from applying for state aid.


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