As New Yorkers continue to see their energy bills go up—and as more than a million fall behind with their utility payments—a new rate shock might be coming. AARP is fighting to help those who can least afford it.
AARP New York is advocating for a state tax credit for family caregivers and the federal Credit for Caring Act, which would provide a tax credit of up to $5,000 to offset costs such as home modifications, in-home care and transportation.
If you find thoughts of wills and estate planning overwhelming, you’re not alone. AARP New York is here to demystify the process with its popular series of workshops on legal paperwork.
In May, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed an AARP-backed law that reinstated a moratorium on utility shutoffs and extended it until 180 days after the end of New York’s COVID-19 state of emergency or Dec. 31, whichever is earlier. It covers water, gas and electric utilities, as well as phone, cable and high-speed internet services.
New York City voters will use ranked-choice balloting for the first time in a citywide election when they select mayoral candidates in the Tuesday, June 22, primary.
Name-brand drug companies frequently enter into agreements with producers of generic versions to delay the introduction of the less expensive form. This practice has long drawn criticism from the federal government and patient advocates, who say such deals hurt consumers, who may skip meds to save money.
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