Families who received monthly Child Tax Credit payments last year can claim the remainder of their Credit either by using GetCTC.org or by filing a full tax return. Families who did not sign up for the CTC last year can still take action to receive their full Credit!
Las familias que recibieron pagos mensuales del CTC el año pasado pueden reclamar el resto de su Crédito usando GetCTC.org/es o presentando una declaración de impuestos completa. ¡Las familias que no se inscribieron en el CTC el año pasado aún pueden recibir un Crédito completo!
Letter to Governor Hochul from New York Faith Organizations: Empanel the Child Poverty Reduction Advisory Council!
As faith-based organizations from across New York, we write to you to uplift the moral and human need for you to empanel the Child Poverty Reduction Advisory Council with utmost urgency and to prioritize appointing to the council impacted youth and clergy leaders who serve in impacted communities.
CDF-NY Memorandum in Support of S. 8438 / A. 9294: Continuous Medicaid Eligibility from Infancy to Three Years Old
The Children’s Defense Fund – New York (CDF-NY) strongly supports S. 8438 (Rivera) / A. 9294 (Gottfried), which would extend continuous Medicaid coverage of infants from up to one year to up to three years for families whose income does not exceed 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
Mired in last-minute negotiations to roll-back recent criminal justice reforms, including Raise the Age, the final State Budget is a disappointment for children, youth and families. While we cannot overlook important new investments in child care and health care for new mothers, the budget still failed to prioritize our children.
In the absence of racial impact assessment, legislation that “appears” race-neutral at face value can, in practice, adversely – and disparately – affect New York’s children and families of color. Just as our State legislators consider the fiscal and environmental impacts of new laws, so too must they examine the potential racial disparities of all legislation and rule-making activity – prior to enactment.
New York can and must do better for our children, youth and families. This report is a blueprint for addressing the most pressing needs of New York children, and the Governor and the Legislature must adopt these proposals in the Fiscal Year 2022-23 budget to realize our bold vision rooted in making opportunities accessible, ending harm and transforming systems.