Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
Disability Advocacy Program: Contract with Legal Services for New York City In the Disability Advocacy Program, which is administered by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), legal assistance may be provided to New Yorkers seeking federal disability benefits. The assistance is provided by contractors or local social services districts overseen by OTDA. We examined OTDA’s contract with Legal Services for New York City, which provides these services in New York City. We found that certain actions could be taken by OTDA that would provide greater accountability for the performance of the contractor. For example, we identified variances in the performance of the subcontractors routinely used by the contractor, and recommended that such variances be monitored and followed up on if necessary.
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