Articles by: Phil @ LawHelpNY

Cuomo ends finger-print requirement for food stamp applicants in NY

June 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm 0 comments

New York State is among a handful of states that has taken every beneficial option that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has given to enhance participation in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (a.k.a. the Food Stamp Program).   Earlier, this year Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will also endRead More

Mental Health Services Expanded for Veterans and Their Families

Mental Health Services Expanded for Veterans and Their Families

May 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm 0 comments

The United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) announced last week that it will add approximately 1,900 more mental health workers, to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers as well as nearly 300 support staff.   This is in part of its mission to expand access to mental health servicesRead More

Women Veterans

November 22, 2010 at 3:59 pm 0 comments

There are now more women than ever serving in the United States military.  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which was originally designed to provide services to male veterans, has responded to the unique needs of women veterans and is working towards providing gender-specific treatment in all of its facilities.Read More

Have you served in the military?

November 9, 2010 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

If so, Veteran’s Day is your day.  Each year on November 11th our nation pays tribute and respect to those men and women who have honorably served in the United States military.   While November 11th is the official day to recognize veterans, 365 days a year our nation honors itsRead More