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  • Financial Assistance/Public Assistance | NYS Kinship Navigator
    Flyers Blog En Español Online Education Partners Calendar Legal Resources Legal Fact Sheets and Information Statewide Legal Services Regional Legal Resources County Resources County Resource Map OCFS Kinship Programs Hotlines Kinship Policy National Resources Kinship Care Month For Attorneys Director s Publications Kinship Articles Contact Us Financial Assistance Public Assistance Public Assistance Non Parent Grant How to Fill in the Application 2015 Kinship Navigator Guide Benefits for Non Parent Caregivers Understanding Your HRA Benefits developed by the NYC Kincare Taskforce and NYC HRA Application for Public Assistance Good Cause Exemption Good Cause Exemption Update Family Assistance Program Seeking Parental Financial Support Caregivers Can get Help Paying for Summer Camp Summer Camp Fees Guide OTDA informational letter on policy regarding Non Parent Grant and Kinship Caregivers OTDA informational letter regarding the Good Cause Exemption OTDA informational letter regarding earnings of Students under TA programs OTDA informational letter on TA Case Composition when a Child Attains Age 18 OTDA Local District Approved Employment Plans for Applicants and Recipients of TA County by County Standards of Need Financial Assistance Public Assistance Financial Assistance Social Security Tax Information Grandparents and Family Rights Visitation and Custody Legal Custody and Guardianship Paternity Caregiving without Going to

    Original URL path: http://www.nysnavigator.org/?page_id=53 (2016-04-25)
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  • Monthly Kinship Webinars | NYS Kinship Navigator
    Contact Us The Blog Monthly Kinship Webinars Introduction to Kinship Care Special Challenges and Legal Obstacles Join the Kinship Navigator Director and Staff for An Online Presentation When First Tuesday of Every Month 10 00am Login Information To be provided This webinar is presented once a month Suitable for caregivers service providers and agency staff who wish to learn about kinship care The Go To Meeting presentation will permit participants

    Original URL path: http://www.nysnavigator.org/?p=512 (2016-04-25)
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  • September is Kinship Care Month | NYS Kinship Navigator
    the fight to keep a family together their own health needs and planning a future for theirchildren More than 95 percent of New York s kinship children do not receive foster care benefits although the reasons for their care are frequently similar to the reasons children enter foster care parental abuse neglect abandonment incarceration death alcohol and substance abuse mental illness and similar unfortunate circumstances Yet despite the obstacles child welfare experts agree that kinship homes offer the best resources for vulnerable children providing resilience continuity and unconditional love qualities of care that can help even severely traumatized children overcome their struggles Kinship care is indeed an indispensable part of the child welfaresystem The NYS Kinship Navigator is a statewide program that serves kinship caregivers prospective caregivers and professionals across New York State It operates a toll free help line Monday Friday 10 00am 4 00pm which is staffed by a kinship specialist that can assist with information on financial assistance legal assistance support and information about local kinship services The program website at www nysnavigator org houses over fifty cited legal fact sheets to assist caregivers and professionals with common kinship issues The program is also accessible via email at navigator nysnavigator org The Navigator is currently in its 9 th year of operation and has served over 11 000 unique kinship families It also serves as a conduit for statewide and national kinship policy including the recent success in establishing Kinship Care Month in New York State to be celebrated in September Kinship Care Month is both a celebration and an advocacy strategy It is a well deserved opportunity to hold events that acknowledge the tremendous contributions of kinship families and to provide outreach to the kinship community and it is also an opportunity to educate policy makers

    Original URL path: http://www.nysnavigator.org/?p=58 (2016-04-25)
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  • Regional and Local Resources | NYS Kinship Navigator
    lasmny org Education law a priority kinship law grandparent rights Public Assistance No age eligibility income eligibilities Erie County Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo Inc 237 Main Street Room 1602 Buffalo NY 14203 716 853 9555 www legalaidbuffalo org Will assist grandparents with custody issues ONLY if the case is contested in Supreme Court No age eligibility Income eligibility 200 below poverty level Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project Inc 237 Main Street Suite 1000 Buffalo NY 14203 716 847 0662 www ecbavlp com Kinship law grandparent rights education law No age eligibility Income eligibility 200 below poverty level Legal Services for the Elderly Disabled or Disadvantaged of Western New York 237 Main Street Suite 1015 Buffalo NY 14203 716 853 3087 www lsed org Kinship law grandparent rights education law Age eligibility 55 No income eligibility Neighborhood Legal Services 237 Main Street 4th Floor Buffalo NY 14203 716 847 0650 www nls org Will assist with custody kinship issues and grandparent rights as well as helping caregivers get custody papers to enroll child ren in school Income eligibility 200 below poverty level Age eligibility 55 If 55 will be referred to LSED Essex County Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York 100 Court Street P O Box 989 Plattsburgh NY 12901 518 563 4022 800 722 7380 www lasnny org Family law kinship issues on a case by case basis education law Franklin County Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York 100 Court Street P O Box 989 Plattsburgh NY 12901 518 563 4022 800 722 7389 www lasnny org Family law kinship issues on a case by case basis education law Genesee County Neighborhood Legal Services Inc 5073 Clinton Street Road Batavia NY 14020 585 343 5450 www nls org Legal Services for the Elderly Disabled or Disadvantaged of Western New York Requests for legal assistance in Genesee County should be made through the Genesee County Office for the Aging 585 343 1611 An appointment will be made by Office the Aging staff to meet with the Legal Services attorney on his her regular visits to the county www lsed org Greene County Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York 55 Colvin Avenue Albany NY 12206 518 462 6765 800 462 2922 www lasnny org Kinship laws custody grandparent rights education law No age eligibility income eligibility varies from program to program Hamilton County Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York 100 Court Street P O Box 989 Plattsburgh NY 12901 518 722 7380 800 722 7380 www lasnny org Family law kinship issues on a case by case basis education law No age eligibility income eligibility varies from program to program Lewis County Legal Aid Society of Mid New York Inc 44 Public Square Watertown NY 13601 315 955 6700 www lasmny org Monroe County Volunteer Legal Services Project Telesca Center for Justice One West Main Street Suite 500 Rochester NY 14614 585 232 3051 www vlsprochester org Kinship law grandparent rights Nassau County Legal Aid

    Original URL path: http://www.nysnavigator.org/?page_id=263 (2016-04-25)
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  • Financial Assistance/Social Security | NYS Kinship Navigator
    Services Regional Legal Resources County Resources County Resource Map OCFS Kinship Programs Hotlines Kinship Policy National Resources Kinship Care Month For Attorneys Director s Publications Kinship Articles Contact Us Financial Assistance Social Security Federal Benefits for Dependent Grandchildren Social Security will pay for Grandchildren Federal Benefits for Disabled Grandchildren Social Security Handbook Cash Retirement and Auxiliary Benefits Benefits for Children With Disabilities Financial Assistance Public Assistance Financial Assistance Social Security

    Original URL path: http://www.nysnavigator.org/?page_id=561 (2016-04-25)
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  • Tax Information | NYS Kinship Navigator
    Legal Fact Sheets and Information Statewide Legal Services Regional Legal Resources County Resources County Resource Map OCFS Kinship Programs Hotlines Kinship Policy National Resources Kinship Care Month For Attorneys Director s Publications Kinship Articles Contact Us Tax Information Tax Credits Available for Kinship Caregivers 2014 Free Tax Preparation and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance VITA Sites Financial Assistance Public Assistance Financial Assistance Social Security Tax Information Grandparents and Family Rights Visitation

    Original URL path: http://www.nysnavigator.org/?page_id=334 (2016-04-25)
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  • Grandparents and Family Rights | NYS Kinship Navigator
    Hotlines Kinship Policy National Resources Kinship Care Month For Attorneys Director s Publications Kinship Articles Contact Us Grandparents and Family Rights Kinship Navigator 2015 Guide to NYS Kinship Laws Enabling New York s Non Parent Caregivers to Perform the Task of Childrearing A Family Right to Care Know Your Options Relatives Caring for Children OTD Administrative Directive Requirement to Make Information Available to Non Parent Caregivers Relating to Available Services

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  • Visitation and Custody | NYS Kinship Navigator
    Fact Sheets and Information Statewide Legal Services Regional Legal Resources County Resources County Resource Map OCFS Kinship Programs Hotlines Kinship Policy National Resources Kinship Care Month For Attorneys Director s Publications Kinship Articles Contact Us Visitation and Custody Grandparents Seeking Visitation or Custody Grandparents Have a Statutory Right to Seek Visitation Grandparent Visitation Rural Law Center Financial Assistance Public Assistance Financial Assistance Social Security Tax Information Grandparents and Family Rights

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