Volunteers Needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-08-10T12:11:37+00:00">August 10, 2018</time> by AARP New York

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation service NEW YORK, N.Y. –AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax …

Innovators, Planners, Top NYS Policymakers Plot ‘Livability’ Improvements at Summit

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-08-02T13:10:00+00:00">August 2, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-08-02T11:58:43+00:00">August 2, 2018</time> by AARP New York

Under Gov. Cuomo, NY First State to Join AARP-WHO ‘Age-Friendly Network;’ Summit to Focus on Enhancing Communities for Residents of All Ages SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul kicked off AARP’s “Leading on Livability” Summit today via video as innovators, planners, top state policymakers and other experts from across the state plotted strategies to improve communities across New York for residents of all ages. The summit focused on building upon Governor Andrew Cuomo’s groundbreaking initiative last year that made …

On 53rd Anniversary of Medicare, AARP Releases New Data Showing Program Is a Major Economic Driver in NYS

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-30T14:24:10+00:00">July 30, 2018</time> by AARP New York

NEW YORK, NY –Medicare contributes $44.4 billion to New York State’s economy, equivalent to 14% of state and local government spending, according to a new report from AARP. Medicare also covers 3.2 million beneficiaries in New York. Older Americans have said Medicare is one of their top issues in the 2018 mid-term elections, and AARP New York is working to encourage voter participation this election season. “Medicare is a major economic engine in New York’s economic security, as well as …

AARP: Return $750M+ Federal Corporate Tax Windfall to All NY Utility Consumers Now

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-06-28T14:58:10+00:00">June 28, 2018</time> by AARP New York

Association Urges ‘Sur-credit’ to Ratepayers Returning Utility Company Savings from Federal Tax Reform; Calls on Consumers to Make Voices Heard ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today following AARP’s submission of official comments to the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) on the PSC staff’s proposal for utility ratepayer relief resulting from this year’s federal corporate tax rate reduction: “New York’s overburdened utility consumers deserve to see, in their pockets as …

AARP Backs Expanding Effective Right To Counsel Law to Protect Tenants From Unfair Evictions

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-06-08T15:19:52+00:00">June 8, 2018</time> by AARP New York

NEW YORK, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement in response to a proposal by New York City Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa Gibson and the Right To Counsel Coalition to expand the landmark Right to Counsel (RTC) law signed last year. The law is already reducing wrongful evictions and ensuring New Yorkers can stay in their homes: “Bravo to Council Members Levine and Gibson and the Right to Counsel Coalition for their smart …

100K+ NYers Face Potential Foreclosure Every Year; Advocates Urge Senate to Pass Consumer Protection Bill

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-06T11:31:00+00:00">June 6, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-06T13:05:44+00:00">June 6, 2018</time> by AARP New York

Legislation to Fight Theft and Property Consultant Scams Faces No Official Opposition; Passed Assembly Unanimously, is on Senate Floor – Needs Vote ALBANY, N.Y. – With more than 100,000 struggling New York homeowners facing potential foreclosure every year, a bill that could help protect them from losing their homes languishes on the Senate floor. There is no official opposition to the bill, which passed the Assembly unanimously in January and has sailed through Senate committees. All that’s needed is for …

AARP’s “Operation: Stop Scams” Provides Free Paper-Shredding for New Yorkers from Buffalo to Long Island

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-17T09:48:00+00:00">April 17, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-04-17T10:47:05+00:00">April 17, 2018</time> by AARP New York

Every Two Seconds, Someone’s Identity is Stolen. New Yorkers Can Fight Back Against Fraud at 20+ Shredding Events Across State ALBANY—New Yorkers fought back against fraud today and helped protect themselves from identity theft by shredding truckloads of sensitive personal documents as part of “Operation: Stop Scams,” a series of free shredding events sponsored by AARP New York around the state. AARP New York launched the initiative today with a free document shredding event in Albany. There, officials warned consumers …

AARP: Secure Choice Will Help NYers Save at Work, Close Growing Retirement Savings Gap

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-03-30T10:57:05+00:00">March 30, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-03-30T12:17:42+00:00">March 30, 2018</time> by AARP New York

AARP Applauds Governor, Legislators for Including Voluntary Workplace Retirement Savings Option in Final 2018-19 Budget ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today on the final 2018-19 New York State Budget: “Secure Choice will offer hard working men and women across New York an easy and effective way to save for their futures through payroll deduction. And it’s a great tool for small companies to attract and retain quality workers. As fewer small …

AARP: National Grid Rate Hike Too High, But Could Have Been Worse

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-03-15T16:30:52+00:00">March 15, 2018</time> by AARP New York

Association Praises Programs to Help Low-Income, Moderate Income Customers, But Settlement Shows Need for Utility Consumer Advocate as proposed by NYS Assembly ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today on the New York State Public Service Commission’s approval of the National Grid utility rate settlement: “A double-digit rate increase is simply too much for the overburdened New York consumers who rely on National Grid for their energy. AARP appreciates that regulators reduced the …

Governor, Senate, Assembly Agree: Workplace Savings Option Should be in Final NYS Budget

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-03-14T12:35:39+00:00">March 14, 2018</time> by AARP New York

Senate, Assembly State Budget Proposals Include Voluntary “Secure Choice” Program, Following Game-Changing Proposal in Governor’s Executive Budget ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel issued the following statement today on the State Senate and State Assembly 2018-19 State Budget proposals: “State legislators’ support for an initiative to help New Yorkers save for retirement at work signals an impending game-changer that could potentially benefit millions of private sector employees. AARP applauds lawmakers and Governor Cuomo for including ‘Secure …