New York Government Programs

Financial assistance programs in New York State help families with children while trying to conceive, and also while taking leave from work.

The state infertility mandate remains in place for couples trying to conceive, and the temporary disability program continues to provide nominal support for employees unable to work because of an off-the-job accident or illness. Other benefits help with everyday needs.


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Paid Family Leave (Maternity & Paternity) in New York State

Maternity leave laws in New York State got a shot in the arm with the passage of the Paid Family Leave Act (PFL). Many new parents now enjoy extended time off with job and health insurance safeguards and wage replacement that is more generous than the disability program.

Of course, the new regulation applies to people who work in the state. Therefore the many commuters to and from NYC have varying rights.

IVF Costs in NY After Insurance, Grants, & Loans

Prospective parents in often need financial assistance just to have a baby. Many couples struggle with infertility and need help from the medical community in order to conceive.

The New York State infertility insurance mandate and the IVF grant program help surprisingly few families. Find ways to become pregnant without going broke in the process.

New York State (NYS) Disability Benefits | Forms & Amount

One topic continually creates confusion – how to find, and where to send a New York State short-term disability claim form. The state program requires employers to purchase a conforming plan, but leaves the choice of insurer up to the employer.

The confusion starts with the multiple payer structure. Rather than one place to submit the form, there are many.

Supplemental, Voluntary, & Long-Term Disability in New York

The NYS short-term disability program and Social Security benefit do not provide adequate income protection for many workers.

Supplemental, voluntary, and long-term policies bought through private companies can fill four very large holes.

Boost your living standard in case of a serious accident or illness.