Homebound Clients May be Owed Money From the NYC Human Resources Administration; Call Legal Aid Society Homebound Review Hotline at 212 577-3699
MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009

In Lovely H. v. Eggleston, The Legal Aid Society learned that beginning on February 19, 2009, the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) committed some errors in the way that it processed the cases of homebound clients, causing many homebound clients to lose their benefits in error. HRA is working to correct these errors, restore lost benefits to clients and restore homebound status to any clients for whom homebound status was removed in error.

HRA is beginning their review of these cases and notices are going out. HRA is sending notices to clients who were coded as homebound on or before February 19, 2007 and who have had their homebound code removed. What the client has to do depends on whether her case is currently opened or closed. Call the Legal Aid Society Homebound Review Hotline at 212 577-3699 if you or your clients have questions about this project.

Clients whose cases are currently closed must request review. These client will be sent forms to request review of back benefits they may be owed. Clients with closed cases must either fill out the form to request review and mail back to HRA OR call the number on the form at HRA to request review (212 – 835-7357),

Clients with active cases will automatically have their cases reviewed for back benefits and to determine whether they have been properly coded as homebound.

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