This is to advise you that in the matter of DeAllaume v. Perales the
United States District Court (SDNY) entered an order on June 4, 1992
which will result in the payment of a retroactive benefit(s) to
certain public assistance (PA) recipients who were in receipt of a
fuel for heating allowance between November 1, 1985 and June 12,
1987. As a result of the court order this Department and all local
districts (excluding Albany County) are responsible for providing the
mandated payments to plaintiff class members.