Requires applicants for public assistance to be given notice in writing, that they may be liable to reimburse the state for benefits received; provides such notice shall be given as part of an informational booklet and as a standalone document.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
April 20, 2021
Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services
AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to providing notice
to applicants of potential liability for public assistance benefits
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
2 110-b to read as follows:
3 § 110-b. Recovery from a person discovered to have property; notice.
4 Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, an appli-
5 cant for public assistance shall be fully informed in writing that he or
6 she may be liable to reimburse the state for public assistance benefits
7 received, as provided for in this title. Notice may be given as part of
8 an informational booklet promulgated by the office of temporary and
9 disability services and as a standalone document on his or her rights
10 and responsibilities. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to
11 prevent the local social services district from maintaining its records
13 § 2. This act shall take effect on June 30, 2022.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.