AARP Applauds Governor, Legislature for Prioritizing Eviction & Foreclosure Protection, Urges Moratorium Extension
AARP Also Calls for Speed-Up of Federal Relief Funds for Rent, Mortgages and Utility Bills
AARP Urges Governor Hochul to Sign Legislation Empowering as Many as 2.5 Million Private Sector Workers to Save Through Payroll Deduction
Legislation Would Ensure Stronger ‘Secure Choice’ Payroll Deduction Savings Program for Private Sector Workers Who Now Lack Workplace Savings Option
AARP, PULP Petition Public Service Commission to Protect 1 Million New Yorkers at Risk for Utility Shutoffs
Consumer organizations file emergency petition seeking immediate assistance for utility customers in the ongoing COVID-19 and Low-Income Affordability proceedings; urge swift resolution of the residential arrears crisis and unaffordable rates affecting New York’s utility consumers
Family Caregivers Face Significant Financial Strain, Spend $7,200+ Per Year – 26% of Income - on Average: New AARP Research
AARP Launches Nationwide Campaign Urging More Support for Family Caregivers, Passage of Bipartisan Federal Credit for Caring Act
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.
Secure Choice is a workplace retirement savings option that could help millions of working New Yorkers save for their futures on the job through portable, payroll-deduction Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). The program was enacted into law as part of the 2018-19 New York State Budget and is still in the process of being implemented.
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