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Urge the Governor to Authorize SSI Increase for ACFs

Currently, there are approximately 13,000 aging New Yorkers who rely on Congregate Care Level 3 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to pay for the services they receive in Adult Care Facilities (ACFs) and assisted living settings, at a rate of just over $40 per day per person. This falls about $30 short of the average cost of providing ACF services, and as the minimum wage mandate is phased in, this gap will only grow. If ACFs close or cannot afford to continue to serve SSI/Medicaid-eligible seniors, more of these individuals will be placed in nursing homes at a higher cost to the state. We are urging Governor Cuomo to sign A.6715-B (Brindisi)/S.6732 (Serino), legislation which would increase the SSI rate by at least $20 per day per resident over five years.

Enter your information to send a letter to the Governor, urging him to sign this important bill. You can also access LeadingAge NY's memo of support here.