The state of New York announced a one-time financial assistance initiative aimed at supporting low-income families with children under 17.
Originating from unused funds of the federal Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund, part of the 2021 American Rescue Plan, the state will disburse $100 to over 120,000 eligible households.
Gov. Hochul praised the initiative, attributing New York’s access to these additional funds to its prior successful allocation of federal aid. “This quick cash infusion will alleviate some of the economic strains these families faced during the pandemic,” Hochul stated.
Barbara C. Guinn, Acting Commissioner of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, echoed the sentiment, underscoring that the “modest payments” will assist families grappling with escalating household expenses. Eligible families can expect notifications about the payments, which commenced on Oct. 17, via mail.
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