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How do I order a new benefit card?

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If your Medicaid is with your LDSS, to order a new Medicaid Benefit Identification Card, please call or visit your local department of social services.

If your Medicaid is with the Marketplace (NY State of Health) and you need to order a new benefit card please call the call center at 1-855-355-5777.

Members residing in the five boroughs of NYC can call the HRA Infoline at 1 (718) 557-1399 or the HRA Medicaid Helpline at 1(888) 692-6116.

How often do I have to renew?

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Most renewals are on an annual basis. You will receive a renewal packet by mail prior to your renewal date. Your packet will let you know if there are other methods available to you for recertification such as phone or internet renewal.

Please note that Medicaid mail cannot be forwarded. This means that if you changed your address at the post office and not with the Medicaid office, you will not receive your Medicaid mail. You must notify your Medicaid office of all address changes to ensure you receive any notices sent by them.

How do I report Medicaid fraud?

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 You can report Medicaid fraud by calling the Fraud Hotline 1-877-873-7283 or by filing a complaint online

Who is eligible to obtain a birth certificate copy?

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  • The person named on the birth certificate
  • A parent of the person named on the birth certificate whose name appears on the birth certificate
  • A spouse, child or other person who has an order from a New York State Court to obtain a copy of a birth certificate 

Are there any vehicles for renewals can't be done online?

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You can’t renew registrations online for:

  • vehicles that weigh 55,000 lbs. or more
  • for-hire vehicles (this includes taxis, livery vehicles, and buses)
  • semi-trailers with 6-year registrations
  • vehicles with an apportioned registration issued under the International Registration Plan (IRP)
  • vehicles with an ambulance, NYP (New York press), government or official registration
  • rental vehicles
  • vehicles that are exempt from the payment of registration fees
  • vehicles that require the registrant to provide proof of insurance, a tax certificate, or another document for each renewal

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

What should I do if I am sick?

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

You can read more about what the CDC recommends here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Where can I find the information about the local health departments in NY State?

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You can the list & info of all NY State County Health office here: https://www.nysacho.org/directory/

Where can I find the official number of cases registered in NYS?

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The New York State Department of Health is updating this on an ongoing basis here.

Who can register to vote?

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To register to vote, you need to:

  • be a United States citizen;
  • be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote);
  • resident of this state and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before the election;
  • not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction and;
  • not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

Who needs to file and pay franchise taxes in the State of New York?

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You must file and pay the franchise tax on general business corporations if:

  • you are a domestic corporation (incorporated in New York State); or
  • you are a foreign corporation (incorporated outside New York State)  that does business, employs capital, owns or leases property, maintains  an office, or derives receipts from activity, in New York State; or
  • you are a foreign corporation that is a general partner in a  partnership that does business, employs capital, owns or leases  property, maintains an office, or derives receipts from activity, in New  York State; or
  • you are a foreign corporation that is a limited partner in a  partnership that does business, employs capital, owns or leases  property, maintains an office, or derives receipts from activity, in New  York State and you are engaged directly or indirectly, in the  participation or in the domination or control of all or any portion of  the business activities or affairs of the partnership.

When considering the last 2 bullets above, an LLC or LLP that is  treated as a partnership for federal income tax purposes will be treated  as a partnership for New York State tax purposes. Corporations  engaged in a unitary business with another corporation(s) should see  Form CT-3-A-I, page 4, “Who must file a combined return” for information concerning the combined return filing requirements.

What are the corporation franchise tax filing requirements for a Not-for-Profit corporation in New York State?

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Certain not-for-profit and religious corporations are exempt from the New York State corporation franchise tax imposed by Article 9-A of the Tax Law (section 1-3.4 (b) (6) of the Article 9A regulations). You must file Form CT-247, Application for Exemption from Corporation Franchise Taxes by a Not-For-Profit Organization to apply for exemption.

Not-for-profit, nonstock  organizations that are subject to federal tax on unrelated business  income are taxable under Article 13 of the New York State Tax Law, if  they pursue those unrelated business activities in New York State. File Form CT-13, Unrelated Business Income Tax Return, to report those activities.

Organizations required to file federal Form 1120 may be taxable under Article 9-A of the Tax Law and may be required to file Form CT-3, General Business Corporation Franchise Tax Return.

When to file Franchise tax returns in the State of New York?

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The due dates for filing Franchise taxes in New York State depends on the type of filer:

  • Calendar year: On or before April 15
  • Fiscal year: Within 3 ½ months after end of reporting period    

If your due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, you may file your return on or before the next business day.

What is the maximum amount of benefits I can receive in New York State?

Featured in Apply for Unemployment Benefits, State of New York

Although your claim lasts one year (your benefit year), during that time you can only receive 26 times your full weekly rate. The same amount of money applies for weeks of partial unemployment. 

How can I estimate my weekly Unemployment Insurance benefit amount in New York State?

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You can use the benefit rate calculator provided by the NY State Department of Labor.

Please note that the tool gives an estimate only. It does not guarantee that you will be eligible for benefits or a specific amount of benefits. You must file an Unemployment Insurance claim to find our if you are eligible and learn your actual benefit amount.

When should I file a claim of unemployment benefits in New York State?

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You should file your claim during your first week of total or partial unemployment. If you wait, you may lose benefits. You may not file for a week when you work four or more days or earn more than $504 gross pay between Monday and Sunday.  You must wait until the next Monday to file, if you are still unemployed.

Please note that NYS is waiving the 7-Day waiting period for Unemployment Insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures or quarantines.

What information do I need to file my unemployment benefits claim in NYS?

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You will need the following information to file your unemployment benefits in the State of New York:

  • Your Social Security number 
  • Your driver license or Motor Vehicle ID card number (if you have either one) 
  • Your complete mailing address and zip code 
  • A phone number where we can reach you from 8 am - 5 pm, Monday –Friday 
  • Your Alien Registration card number (if you are not a U.S. Citizen and have a card) 
  • Names and addresses of all your employers for the last 18 months, including those in other states 
  • Employer Registration number or Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) of your most recent employer (FEIN is on your W-2 forms) 
  • Your copies of forms SF8 and SF50, if you were a federal employee 
  • Your most recent separation form (DD 214), for military service 

You can file a claim without all of these documents. However, missing information can delay your first payment. 

How to Pay Parking Citation Online in the City of Troy?

You can access all the information on how to Pay Parking Citation Online here.

How to Pay Water Bill Online in the City of Troy?

You can access all the information on how to Pay Water Bill Online here.

How to Pay Property taxes Online in the City of Troy?

You can access all the information on how to Pay Property taxes Online here.

How to Apply for Medical Marijuana ID Card Online in the City of Troy?

You can access all the information on how to Apply for Medical Marijuana ID Card Online here.

How to Apply for Medicaid Online Online in the City of Troy?

You can access all the information on how to Apply for Medicaid Online Online here.

How to Apply for a Birth Certificate Online in the City of Troy?

You can access all the information on how to Apply for a Birth Certificate Online here.

How to Renew Vehicle Registration Online in the City of Troy?

You can access all the information on how to Renew Vehicle Registration Online here.

How to Corona COVID-19 Response Online in the City of Troy?

You can access all the information on how to Corona COVID-19 Response Online here.

How to Register to Vote Online in the City of Troy?

You can access all the information on how to Register to Vote Online here.

How to Register for Sales Tax Online in the City of Troy?

You can access all the information on how to Register for Sales Tax Online here.

How to Pay Franchise Taxes Online in the City of Troy?

You can access all the information on how to Pay Franchise Taxes Online here.

How to Apply for Unemployment Benefits Online in the City of Troy?

You can access all the information on how to Apply for Unemployment Benefits Online here.

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