Archive for July, 2010

Can Public Schools Exclude Immigrant Children?

July 29, 2010 at 3:38 pm 0 comments

The New York Times reports that some New York school districts are demanding that immigrant parents prove their child is ‘legal’ before enrolling the child in school.  Other schools are asking for information that some immigrant children might be unable to provide. So, can public schools exclude immigrant children? WhatRead More

Bedbugs and Tenants’ Rights

July 19, 2010 at 12:16 am 0 comments

The New York State Legislature recently passed a bedbug disclosure measure, which will require landlords to warn prospective tenants if any apartments in the building had experienced a bedbug infestation in the past year. When signed into law, the measure should help encourage landlords to fight the bedbug epidemic. HopefullyRead More

Are you plagued by consumer debt? Are you getting harrassing phone calls? Click here to learn how you can find help

July 19, 2010 at 12:14 am 0 comments

If you are plagued by consumer debt and harassing phone calls, visit LawHelp/NY ( then click on the Consumer topic). This topic has resources that can help, such as “Debt Collection Basics” and “What Bill Collectors Can and Cannot Do If You Owe Money,” and much more. There’s a sectionRead More

Are you wondering why you have received a $250 rebate check from Medicare?

July 18, 2010 at 9:15 pm 0 comments

The new health care reform law passed earlier this year requires that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) send a $250 one-time-only rebate check to people with Medicare who have entered the coverage gap (doughnut hole) in the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit this year. The firstRead More

Avoiding Medicare fraud

Avoiding Medicare fraud

July 18, 2010 at 9:11 pm 0 comments

Seniors are often vulnerable to different kinds of consumer frauds. A common and less-known type of fraud affecting seniors is Medicare fraud. The national non for profit advocacy group Medicare Watch provides the following tips to ensure you or a loved one can be protected against fraudulent Medicare practices: BeRead More

Welcome to the LawHelp New York Blog

July 18, 2010 at 8:57 pm 0 comments

LawHelp/NY is  New York State’s legal aid website project, with legal information websites in English: and Spanish:   These websites provide information about how to find free legal aid attorneys in all 62 counties of the state. The site is designed to help in specific areas of law,Read More