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  • adequate notice
    Adequate notice must meet all of the requirements set forth in 18 NYCRR § 358-2.2.
  • aid-continuing
    "Aid continuing means the right to have public assistance, medical assistance, food stamp benefits or services continued unchanged until the fair hearing decision is issued." 18 NYCRR § 358-2.5.
  • ALJs
    Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) are also known as Hearing Officers. "Hearing officer means an attorney assigned by OAH to preside at hearings." 18 NYCRR § 358-2.13.
  • covered programs or services
    Covered programs or services means one or more of the following: family assistance, safety net assistance, medical assistance, emergency assistance to aged, blind or disabled persons, emergency assistance to needy families with children, food stamps, HEAP, and any services funded through the New York State Department of Family Assistance as defined in section 358-2.20 of this Subpart. 18 NYCRR § 358-2.9.
  • DOH
  • Fair Hearing
    "Fair hearing means a formal procedure provided by OAH upon a request made for an applicant or recipient to determine whether an action taken or failure to act by a social services agency was correct." 18 NYCRR § 358-2.12.
  • FOIL
    The Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) is found in Article 6 of New York's Public Officers Law.
  • Food Stamps
    The Food Stamp program has been renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). See 18 NYCRR § 387.0.
  • Medicaid
    Medicaid refers to the Medical Assistance (MA) program. Medicaid eligibility requirements are found in 18 NYCRR Part 360. The provision of "medical care" under the Medicaid program is covered in 18 NYCRR Parts 500-542.
  • NYSDSS
    The New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS) was renamed in 1997 as the New York State Department of Family Assistance, within which were established two autonomous offices: the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), each headed by a Commissioner, who together constitute an inter-office coordinating council. See L.1997, ch.436, part B § 122.
  • NYSOH
    NYSOH refers to the New York State of Health.
  • OAH
    "Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) means the office established in the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance for the purpose of conducting fair hearings under this Part." 18 NYCRR § 358-2.30.
  • OTDA
    OTDA refers to the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance of the New York State Department of Family Assistance.
  • PA
    "Public assistance includes family assistance and safety net assistance, emergency assistance to aged, blind or disabled persons, emergency assistance to needy families including special grants and benefits available pursuant to Part 352 of this Title and, for the purposes of this Part, refugee cash assistance issued in accordance with Part 373 of this Title." 18 NYCRR § 358-2.17.
  • Public Assistance
    "Public assistance includes family assistance and safety net assistance, emergency assistance to aged, blind or disabled persons, emergency assistance to needy families including special grants and benefits available pursuant to Part 352 of this Title and, for the purposes of this Part, refugee cash assistance issued in accordance with Part 373 of this Title." 18 NYCRR § 358-2.17.
  • SNAP
    SNAP refers to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the Food Stamp program. See 18 NYCRR § 387.0.
  • social services agency
    "Social services agency means the State, county, city, town official or town agency, social services district, HEAP certifying agency or other entity responsible for making the determination or for the failure to act, which is the subject of review at the fair hearing." 18 NYCRR § 358-2.21.
  • social services district
    "Social services district means the county department of social services or the New York City Department of Social Services." 18 NYCRR § 358-2.22.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP was formerly known as the Food Stamp program. See 18 NYCRR § 387.0.
  • timely and adequate notice
    "Timely notice means a notice which is mailed at least 10 days before the date upon which the proposed action is to become effective." 18 NYCRR § 358-2.23. Adequate notice must meet all of the requirements set forth in 18 NYCRR § 358-2.2.
  • timely notice
    "Timely notice means a notice which is mailed at least 10 days before the date upon which the proposed action is to become effective." 18 NYCRR § 358-2.23.