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You usually have to meet these requirements:
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Whoever is not on PA must contribute his/her pro rata share of shelter costs or 30% of income, whichever amount is less. This also applies to individuals receiving Supplemental Social Security (SSI).
You must have your application completed by an OTDA (Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance) authorized preparer (i.e. CBO, Legal Aid, or Legal Services) and the preparer will submit your application directly to OTDA. Click here for a list of preparers in Manhattan.
If OTDA approves the application, it will notify both the applicant and preparer and the authorized preparer will then contact the local Job Center that will subsequently process the FEPS approval.
If approved for FEPS, a household can receive up to $7,000 in arrears payments. The $7,000 maximum can be increased for extenuating circumstances as determined on a case by case basis.
A household will also receive a monthly stipend (as explained below), in addition to the PA shelter amount, for up to 5 years as long as the household remains eligible. The time period can be extended for extenuating circumstances.
*Shelter with child rate. **Add $50 for each additional household member
You may receive a shelter expense as much as $100 above the FEPS maximum but this portion will be taken from the Food and Other portion of the grant. FEPS will not be counted as income for Food Stamp purposes. Receipt of FEPS does not affect Medicaid eligibility.
You may stay in the Jiggetts system for two years, after which OTDA will transfer your case to the FEPS system (assuming you meet all the eligibility criteria aside from the court proceeding).
An early transfer of a Jiggetts case to the FEPS system will be determined for good cause on a case by case basis.
A family that is receiving FEPS may move, after OTDA approval under any of the following circumstance: