Federal Student Loan Forgiveness

The Biden Administration has kept its promise to cancel student loan debt. Federal loan borrowers with personal income less than $150,000, or household income less than $250,000, are eligible for up to $10,000 in debt cancellation and even more — up to $20,000 — if the borrower was a Pell Grant recipient. The application period is open now and will remain open through December 21, 2023.

Visit https://studentaid.gov/debt-relief/application to apply for federal student loan cancellation today.

The online application process is simple and takes only a few minutes to complete. You will not need to upload any documents or use a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID number to apply. You only need the following information:

  • Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address

After submitting your application, it will be reviewed by Federal Student Aid and matched with your FSA records to confirm eligibility. FSA will contact you directly if they need more information.

Don’t miss this opportunity to relieve you and your family from the burden of student debt. If you are eligible, submit your application for student debt cancellation today.

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services’ Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides eligible families across New York State with financial assistance for child care. CCAP promotes early childhood learning and development while allowing parents/caretakers to work, get training or go to school. The CCAP is administered by local departments of social services (LDSSs) in 57 counties and NYC.

Are you eligible?

  • You could be eligible if your income is less than the
    income eligibility level and you:
  • Are receiving public assistance; or
  • Work a minimum of 10 hours per week; or
  • Are going to school or a vocational program; or
  • Are seeking employment; and
  • Your child is one of the following:
  • Younger than 13
  • Younger than 18 with special needs; or
  • Under court supervision
  • Younger than 19 in a secondary school; or
    equivalent program and has special needs
  • Younger than 19 in a secondary school; or
    equivalent program and under court supervision

How do you apply?

To apply complete the following steps:

  • Contact your LDSS. https://ocfs.ny.gov/directories/
  • Ask for a child care assistance application
  • Complete the application and return it to your LDSS.
  • You will need the following:
  • Identification for everyone in the household
    (include proof of citizenship for each child)
  • Income verification (paystubs or other
    documentation to prove employment and
  • Proof of residence
  • Work or school schedule

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New York State
Department Of Civil Service
Attendance And Leave Manual

The following material describes the new or revised attendance and leave provisions contained in the 2016-2021 Agreements between the State of New York and CSEA for employees in the Administrative Services Unit (ASU), Institutional Services Unit (ISU), Operational Services Unit (OSU), and the Division of Military and Naval Affairs (DMNA).


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