We are living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives, as well as the state economy, and it will be a long road to recovery.
To help ease the difficulties many are facing, my office developed the COVID-19 Financial Survival Toolkit for New Yorkers with links and resources for residents, government entities, nonprofits and businesses. Whether you need the latest health updates, information on unemployment, sick leave or family sick leave benefits; or guidance on protecting your personal finances, you will find that and more in our toolkit. We will continue to make updates to meet New Yorkers’ changing needs, so check back regularly.
New York State workers and NYSLRS retirees
One resource I encourage you to take advantage of is direct deposit. Do not wait to receive your check in the mail. Get immediate access to your money without having to risk exposure at the bank. Direct deposit enrollment forms for employees and retirees are available on our website.