Requirements for the Excluded Worker Fund | Columbia County Sanctuary Movement CRM

Requirements for the Excluded Worker Fund

In order to qualify for Tier 1 funds, you must:

Prove your identity

Prove your residency

Provide information for Tier 1

If you can't gather all the documentation for Tier 1


Prove your identity by gathering 4 points (similar to the Green Light Law)

Worth 4 points each

  • Non-expired New York state driver's license or non-driver identification card
  • A non-expired United States Passport
  • An IDNYC identification card

Worth 3 points each

  • Non-expired passport issued by a country other than the United States

Worth 2 points each

  • NYS office of mental health photo ID card

Worth 1 point each

  • Marriage certificate or divorce decree
  • New York state inpatient photo identification card
  • Non-expired parks and rec membership card
  • Foreigh birth certificate
  • Consular ID card (or any other photo ID issued by another country)
  • Diploma or transcript from a high school, college or university in the US

Prove your residency with one of the following:

  • A non-expired NYS drivers license or Non-driver ID or IDNYC, OR
  • Two of the following, one dated before March 27, 2020 and one dated on or after March 20, 2021:
    • Copy of a utility bill
    • Bank or credit card statement
    • A current lease, mortgage payment, or property tax statement
    • Letter addressed to you from NYCHA
    • Letter to you from a homeless shelter indicating you currently reside at the shelter
    • Letter to you from a non-profit that provides services to the houseless

Provide relevant documents to get Tier 1 benefits:

  • A tax return for tax years 2018, 2019, or 2020 using a valid ITIN number; For more information on what's needed to get an ITIN, click here.
  • A letter from an employer showing dates of work and why you are no longer employed
  • At least six weeks of pay stubs/wage statements from November 19, 2021 to April 19, 2021
  • A W-2 or 1099 form for tax years 2019 or 2020 showing wages or income
  • A Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) Wage Notice given by an employer at time of your hiring showing you were employed between November 19, 2020 to April 19, 2021


To receive Tier 2 benefits (if you can't gather enough for Tier 1):

The Department of Labor will create a point system including documents such as pay stubs, wage statements, bank statements or receipts demonstrating a pattern of payments, to determin work-related eligibility. We recommend collecting as much evidence of your work history as you can.