Important Message for Recipients Receiving SSP Benefits - April Payment Date Change for Direct Deposit

State Supplement Program (SSP) benefit direct deposit payments for April 2017 will be directly deposited on March 27, 2017. Paper checks are scheduled to arrive on or about March 31, 2017. This direct deposit payment schedule change is necessary to complete State Fiscal Year 2016-2017 closeout activities. This does not change the payment schedule for federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or any other benefits issued by the U.S. Social Security Administration. Please call the SSP Customer Support Center at 1-855-488-0541 between 8:30 am and 4:45 pm Monday through Friday if you have any questions.

Mensaje Importante para los Beneficiarios de Subsidios SSP – Cambio de Fecha del Pago de Abril de Depósito Directo

Last updated: March 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM

OTDA Mission & Purpose

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OTDA Mission

  • To enhance the economic security of low-income working families
  • To assist work-capable public assistance recipients in achieving entry into the workforce
  • To assist individuals with priority needs other than work-readiness in accessing appropriate benefits and services
  • To enhance child well-being and reduce child poverty

OTDA Purpose

To oversee a range of the State’s most important programs for its low-income residents, with a focus on employment wherever possible, and to provide leadership, guidance and support to local departments of social services in the administration of those programs.

OTDA is measured by the extent to which it:

  1. assists welfare recipients and potential welfare recipients in entering employment;
  2. promotes access to economic supports for low-income working New Yorkers;
  3. connects individuals with special needs to appropriate services; and
  4. helps to reduce child poverty.

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