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NYS Agency Materials

Administrative Directives, Informational Letters, GIS Messages, and Local Commissioners Memoranda

Online Resource Center

  • The Greater Upstate Law Project and the Western New York Law Center have placed approximately 2000 full text administrative hearings on line in a searchable database. Access to the materials is  free, but we ask that you register to use the materials. The database is available from the front page of our web site, or from the link above. You must install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the full text of the materials.

18 NYCRR (Bill Masteroleo, formerly an attorney with neighborhood Legal Services in Buffalo, volunteers his time to keep these regulations as current as possible) 

Selected Sections from 18 NYCRR

2007-2008 HEAP Manual

2010-2011 HEAP Manual

PA Source Book

Food Stamp Source Book

Fair Hearing Policy Memoranda (PDF File)

  • This memorandum, (In PDF Format) dated 12/11/96 from Russell J. Hanks to all Hearing Officers, has sections on inadequate notices, introduction of documents, developing the record, burden of proof, credibility, and demeanor of hearing officers.

10 and 18 NYCRR (The DSS sections are not kept up to date)

Selected Parts of 18 NYCRR updated to include Part 1300 Public Assistance and Food Stamp Employment Program Requirements of Article 14 of 12 NYCRR

New York State Department of Labor Welfare-to-Work Employment Policy Manual

* All PDF files require the free Adobe Acrobat reader to view. The reader is available by following this link.