Archive for April, 2012

Learn about Access to Justice (A2J) Programs

April 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm 0 comments

Normally, if you can’t afford an attorney for a civil court case, you can get an attorney at your local legal aid office. In the past few years, more people have become financially eligible for legal aid, but legal aid offices nationally have shrunk due to lack of funding. ThisRead More

Healthy NY Is Not Ending. But Services Have Been Cut

April 18, 2012 at 2:49 pm 0 comments

With recent discussions about the federal health insurance mandate; it has become important to take a closer look at how states address the need for affordable health care.  A recent example is the Healthy NY program, which provides uninsured New Yorkers and small business owners with affordable health care. LastRead More

HEAP ends this Friday, 4/13. Don’t Miss Out on Help with Heating Costs

April 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm 0 comments

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), which assists eligible households with offsetting their heating costs, is scheduled to close Friday, April 13, 2012.  Folks who are interested in receiving a HEAP benefit for this year, or are experiencing a heating-related emergency should apply before April 13, 2012. Click here forRead More

What Happens to My Unemployment Benefits, If I Get Temporary and/or Part-Time Work?

April 4, 2012 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

The unemployment rate in New York (9.2%), is still higher than the national average of 8.7%.  This means  thousands of New Yorkers are having a difficult time finding work or having to settle for part-time or temporary work.  In many cases, part-time or temporary work does not pay enough forRead More