10,000 Applications Submitted for NY Fund for Excluded Workers in First Week


About 10,000 applications for the New York Fund for Excluded Workers were received in the first week of the new program. Agencies are reporting that many of the immigrants they are helping apply for funds have received preliminary approval. The Fund is expected to provide $2.1 Billion in aid to immigrants who were economically harmed by the COVID Pandemic. Individuals may receive $3,200 or $15,600 cash assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions about the program can be found here.

Immigrants interested in applying for the fund are urged to carefully read the FAQs and to gather the necessary documents before applying. Once an application is filed, the applicant will only have a short time to supply documentation if something is missing.

The application can be found here.

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Patrick Young blogs daily for Long Island Wins. He is the Downstate Advocacy Director of the New York Immigration Coalition and Special Professor of Immigration Law at Hofstra School of Law. He served as the Director of Legal Services and Program at Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) for three decades before retiring in 2019. Pat is also a student of immigration history and the author of The Immigrants' Civil War.