Public Assistance Case Closings by Reason for Closing: Beginning 2006

data.ny.gov | Last Updated 10 Jul 2018

This dataset, from New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, provides the number of Public Assistance case closings in each month by reason for case closing, for each Local Social Services District (SSD). It is similar to data published on an annual basis in the "Statistical Report on the Operations of New York State Public Assistance Programs."

Tags: fa, ta, sna, welfare, case openings, public assistance

This dataset has the following 23 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
YearyearnumberYear data pertains to
MonthmonthtextMonth data pertains to. Closings are reported on a monthly basis. Day is always the first day of the reference month. The first available month is January 2006.
Month Codemonth_codenumberNumber corresponding to month. January = 1, December = 12, etc.
District Codedistrict_codetextContains a code ranging from 01 to 57 and 66, designating each of the State’s Local Social Services Districts, which are New York City and the remaining 57 counties. For the non-New York City counties, the code refers to the alphabetical order of the district name (e.g., Albany=01, Yates = 57). For New York City, the code is 66.
DistrictdistricttextText name of each social services district.
Total Public Assistance (PA) Case Closings - Client Requestta_client_reqnumberTotal Public Assistance case closings at the request of the client. Sum of Family Assistance and Safety Net Assistance case closings.
Total PA Case Closings - Financial Issuesta_financenumberTotal Public Assistance case closings due to financial issues; these include increased earned or unearned income, exceeding resource limits, or other household circumstance changes that make the case financially ineligible. Sum of Family Assistance and Safety Net Assistance case closings.
Total PA Case Closings - Residence Issuesta_residencenumberTotal Public Assistance case closings due to residence issues; these include cases not residing in the jurisdiction of application or where the client cannot be located. Sum of Family Assistance and Safety Net Assistance case closings.
Total PA Case Closings - Compliance Issues / Employmentta_comp_employnumberTotal Public Assistance case closings due to compliance issues related to employment; these include failure to participate as required in Public Assistance work participation requirements, such as failure to cooperate with establishing employability, failure to attend work program assignments and voluntarily leaving or failing to accept employment without good cause. Sum of Family Assistance and Safety Net Assistance case closings.
Total PA Case Closings - Compliance Issues / Otherta_comp_othernumberTotal Public Assistance case closings due to compliance issues other than employment; these include failure to comply with rules other than those related to employment, such as failure to show for eligibility interviews, provide required documentation to verify eligibility or comply with household composition requirements. Sum of Family Assistance and Safety Net Assistance case closings.
Total PA Case Closings - Otherta_othernumberTotal Public Assistance case closings due to issues not included in the previous categories. Sum of Family Assistance and Safety Net Assistance case closings.
Family Assistance (FA) Case Closings - Client Requestfa_client_reqnumberFamily Assistance case closings at the request of the client.
FA Case Closings - Financial Issuesfa_financenumberFamily Assistance case closings due to financial issues; these include increased earned or unearned income, exceeding resource limits, or other household circumstance changes that make the case financially ineligible.
FA Case Closings - Residence Issuesfa_residencenumberFamily Assistance case closings due to residence issues; these include cases not residing in the jurisdiction of application or where the client cannot be located.
FA Case Closings - Compliance Issues / Employmentfa_comp_employnumberFamily Assistance case closings due to compliance issues related to employment; these include failure to participate as required in Public Assistance work participation requirements, such as failure to cooperate with establishing employability, failure to attend work program assignments and voluntarily leaving or failing to accept employment without good cause.
FA Case Closings - Compliance Issues / Otherfa_comp_othernumberFamily Assistance case closings due to compliance issues other than employment; these include failure to comply with rules other than those related to employment, such as failure to show for eligibility interviews, provide required documentation to verify eligibility or comply with household composition requirements.
FA Case Closings - Otherfa_othernumberFamily Assistance case closings due to issues not included in the previous categories.
Safety Net Assistance (SNA) Case Closings - Client Requestsna_client_reqnumberSafety Net Assistance case closings at the request of the client.
SNA Case Closings - Financial Issuessna_financenumberSafety Net Assistance case closings due to financial issues; these include increased earned or unearned income, exceeding resource limits, or other household circumstance changes that make the case financially ineligible.
SNA Case Closings - Residence Issuessna_residencenumberSafety Net Assistance case closings due to residence issues; these include cases not residing in the jurisdiction of application or where the client cannot be located.
SNA Case Closings - Compliance Issues / Employmentsna_comp_employnumberSafety Net Assistance case closings due to compliance issues related to employment; these include failure to participate as required in Public Assistance work participation requirements, such as failure to cooperate with establishing employability, failure to attend work program assignments and voluntarily leaving or failing to accept employment without good cause.
SNA Case Closings - Compliance Issues / Othersna_comp_othernumberSafety Net Assistance case closings due to compliance issues other than employment; these include failure to comply with rules other than those related to employment, such as failure to show for eligibility interviews, provide required documentation to verify eligibility or comply with household composition requirements.
SNA Case Closings - Othersna_othernumberSafety Net Assistance case closings due to issues not included in the previous categories.