900.17 Special needs allowance.
(a) Local districts shall provide a monthly special needs allowance to families and to pregnant women residing in public or private Tier II shelters providing three meals per day as set forth in the following schedule:
Number of Persons in Household Each additional
One Two Three Four Five Six person
$63 $126 $189 $252 $315 $378 $63
For facilities providing fewer than three meals per day, the needs allowance shall be equal to the allowances for a family of the same number of persons under subdivisions 3, 3-c and 3-d of section 131-a of the Social Services Law, plus an allowance for restaurant meals under Schedule SA-5 pursuant to section 352.7(c) of this Title.
(b) Local districts shall provide a monthly special needs allowance to families residing in public or private Tier I shelters equal to the allowance for a family of the same number of persons under subdivision 3, subdivision 3-c and subdivision 3-d of section 131-a of the Social Services Law. If fewer than three meals are provided, an additional allowance shall be made for restaurant meals under Schedule SA-5 pursuant to section 352.7(c) of this Title. Where a family has been involuntarily transferred from a Tier II facility to a Tier I facility, the family shall still receive only the special needs allowance provided to residents of Tier I facilities.
(c) Social services districts must provide a monthly special needs allowance to homeless pregnant women residing in congregate shelters for homeless pregnant women in the amount of $45.00 per resident.
(d) A monthly allowance of $50 shall be added to the appropriate monthly special needs allowance of any pregnant woman beginning with the fourth month of pregnancy or the month in which medical verification of the pregnancy is presented to the district, whichever is later.
(e) Allowances shall not be provided where they would duplicate grants or allowances already received, unless the general requirements governing replacement grants are satisfied.
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