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Updated Worker Bonus Questions Don't Address Many Outstanding Questions

The Department of Health (DOH) announced updates to the Health Care and Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus Program on Oct. 17th. Unfortunately, the updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) do not address the many outstanding questions that LeadingAge NY has submitted on behalf of our members. Below is the text of the only relevant FAQ; the remaining pertain to the education sector:

Q. If an employee retires, are they entitled to a bonus payment?

A. An employee retirement is analogous to the employee quitting or leaving their employer. See the above table for guidance on whether the employee is entitled to the bonus payment depending upon when they separated from the employer.

The table referenced can be found in the "Employee Separation" section of the FAQs.

LeadingAge NY has reached out to the State repeatedly regarding the many issues on which we have been seeking clarification since the first vesting period. We will alert members when any further clarification is offered.

Contact: Diane Darbyshire, ddarbyshire@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8828