Excluded Workers Fund


The Fiscal Year 2022 Enacted New York State Budget creates a $2.1 billion program to provide cash payments to workers who have suffered income loss due to COVID but who are ineligible for Unemployment Insurance or related Federal benefits due to their immigration status or other factors. Such workers must be below a particular income threshold and provide sufficient documentation to establish work-related eligibility and residency in the state. 
We will announce  additional details about the program, including how to apply, at a later date.