Archive for February, 2012

Tips For Filing Your 2011 Tax Form

February 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

Below are some tips to help you file and get your refund faster for the 2011 tax filing season! If you have not already, try E-File this year! New Yorkers are increasingly e-filing their New York returns.  Not only is e-filing convenient but it saves taxpayers money on processing costsRead More

Be on the Look out for the Mobile Legal Help Center Coming to an Area Near You!

February 22, 2012 at 9:30 pm 2 comments

Created through a partnership between NYLAG and the New York State Office of Court Administration and funded by the David Berg Foundation, the Mobile Legal Help Center is New York’s first legal services office on wheels! Attorneys provide advice, legal counseling, and direct representation without leaving the vehicle. The CenterRead More

Attention NY Seniors! You Now Have a New Resource to Prevent Consumer Fraud: New Senior Consumer Information Hotline

February 17, 2012 at 12:42 am 0 comments

New York Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales has launched a new Senior Consumer Information Hotline to provide seniors with timely consumer information.  The Hotline was born out of a partnership with AARP, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, New YorkRead More

Attention Advantage Tenants: The Advantage Program is Over. The City Will No Longer Pay Advantage Rent

February 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm 1 comment

Why are Advantage rent payments ending? In March 2011, New York City told 16,000 Advantage households that it would stop paying Advantage rent subsidies. Legal Aid and Weil won court orders requiring the City to pay the Advantage rent temporarily. After a trial, the court ruled in September that theRead More

New USCIS Immigration Office Opens in Queens, New York

February 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have announced they have opened a new immigration field office in Queens, NY.  Considering Queens is one of the most diverse counties in the US, receiving thousands of new immigrants from around the world each year, this is a great location. TheRead More