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In the Matter of Tracy E. Scott v. Beth Berlin

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department


September 30, 2011

IN THE MATTER OF TRACY E. SCOTT,
PETITIONER,
v.
BETH BERLIN, EXECUTIVE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER,
NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE,
AND LAURA CEROW, COMMISSIONER, JEFFERSON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES,
RESPONDENTS.

Matter of Scott v Berlin

Decided on September 30, 2011

Appellate Division, Fourth Department

Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.

This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

PRESENT: SCUDDER, P.J., SMITH, LINDLEY, SCONIERS, AND GORSKI, JJ.

Proceeding pursuant to CPLR article 78 (transferred to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the Fourth Judicial Department by order of the Supreme Court, Jefferson County [Hugh A. Gilbert, J.], entered March 11, 2011) to review a determination of respondents. The determination discontinued petitioner's Public Assistance and Food Stamps.

It is hereby ORDERED that the determination is unanimously confirmed without costs and the petition is dismissed.

Memorandum: The determination sanctioning petitioner for failure to comply with the job search requirements of a work experience program without good cause is supported by substantial evidence (see Matter of Gokey v Berlin, 73 AD3d 1472; Matter of LaSalle v Wing, 256 AD2d 1243; Matter of Bishop v New York State Dept. of Social Servs., 246 AD2d 391, lv denied 91 NY2d 813). Contrary to petitioner's contention, the sanctions imposed for her failure to comply with those requirements were proper (see Social Services Law § 131 [5]). We have considered petitioner's remaining contentions and conclude that they are without merit.

Entered: September 30, 2011

Patricia L. Morgan Clerk of the Court

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