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New Veterans’ Civil Legal Hotline available for New York Veterans Needing Free Legal Assistance

New Veterans’ Civil Legal Hotline available for New York Veterans Needing Free Legal Assistance

December 17, 2013 at 4:59 am 0 comments

Home to over 1,000,000 veterans, New Yorkers lead the way in service to our country.  80,000 New York veterans have served or are currently serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including more than 7,000 members of the New York Army National Guard. Many of our Veterans have beenRead More

Did you forget to answer a consumer debt summons or complaint? This free online form can help you answer to the judge

Did you forget to answer a consumer debt summons or complaint? This free online form can help you answer to the judge

December 9, 2013 at 9:20 pm 0 comments

Every year, thousands of New Yorkers are taken to civil court for debt.   You can get taken to court for consumer debt by credit card companies, hospitals, banks, other people, or a company. In many cases, your consumer debt case may be sold to a collection agency.  The collection agencyRead More

Lessons Learned from the 11/15/13 Long Island Language Advocate Conference

Lessons Learned from the 11/15/13 Long Island Language Advocate Conference

November 25, 2013 at 3:34 am 0 comments

LawHelpNY staff were present at the 11/15/13 Long Island Language Advocate Conference at Touro Law Center.  We got a chance to learn about three new programs serving immigrants in Long Island and the greater NYC area. Below is a general description of their services with information on how to contactRead More

What would you do if you’re stopped by the police? NYC Street Law Team will educate you about your rights

What would you do if you’re stopped by the police? NYC Street Law Team will educate you about your rights

November 20, 2013 at 7:33 pm 0 comments

Stop-and-frisk is still being debated in New York City courts.  Even though stop-and-frisk searches have reduced by 80%, there are still certain communities in NYC that continue to have frequent encounters with police.  If you are a community member or a teacher who is aware of  aggressive policing in schoolsRead More

The Proof of Loss Deadline Has Been Extended.  Get Help Completing Your Form on Time

The Proof of Loss Deadline Has Been Extended. Get Help Completing Your Form on Time

November 13, 2013 at 9:25 pm 0 comments

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline for filing proof-of-loss claims for a second time. The new deadline is now April 28, 2014.  A  Proof of Loss is a form used by the policyholder to support the amount they are claiming under their policy.  This form must then be signed and sworn to,Read More

Make an informed decision for judgeships on Election Day! Visit the non-partisan NYS Judicial Candidate Voter Guide

October 29, 2013 at 2:32 pm 0 comments

In New York State certain judgeships are filled by election, while others are filled by appointment.  The Judicial Campaign Ethics Center of the New York State Unified Court System has launched the annual non-partisan Judicial Candidate Voter Guide at www.nycourts.gov/vote. This Voter Guide provides information about judges who are candidatesRead More

Find out if you qualify for low-cost phone service through NY’s Lifeline or Link-Up Programs

October 24, 2013 at 12:32 pm 0 comments

Do you you know you may qualify for a discount on your telephone service through the Lifeline and Link-up programs? The program provides qualified consumer with discounts for monthly residential phone bills for basic telephone service and some wireless and cellular providers. Link-up program: provides a discount on the costRead More

Still Trying to Figure Out Disaster Assistance and Benefits?  Apply for a Disaster Case Manager to Help You!

Still Trying to Figure Out Disaster Assistance and Benefits? Apply for a Disaster Case Manager to Help You!

October 18, 2013 at 2:01 pm 0 comments

For families and individuals affected by Sandy, the complex maze of benefits, loan applications, insurance paperwork, home repair or rebuild plans, etc., is overwhelming!  If you find yourself struggling to keep up with all the paperwork and pending deadlines for benefits – contact the New York Disaster Interfaith Services andRead More

New Housing Repair Assistance for Homeowners Affected by Sandy

New Housing Repair Assistance for Homeowners Affected by Sandy

October 17, 2013 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

Governor Cuomo has announced that New York State’s Housing Recovery Program will fully compensate homeowners affected by Sandy, Irene and Lee for repair costs of damage due to earth movement not currently covered in the National Flood Insurance Program. For more information about this and other assistance available from theRead More

Are you an immigrant in NYC stuck in a dead-end job?  New government loan program can help!

Are you an immigrant in NYC stuck in a dead-end job? New government loan program can help!

October 5, 2013 at 6:27 pm 0 comments

The Immigrant Bridge Loan Fund recently started in NYC is a first-of-its-kind pilot loan program aimed at boosting the earning potential of the city’s immigrant population.  This program will provide interested and  high-skill immigrants with $1,000 to $10,000 loans to support their transition to higher paying jobs. Loans will be interestRead More