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Immigrants Be Prepared!

Immigrants Be Prepared!

January 17, 2017 at 9:23 pm 18 comments

Be Prepared! President-elect Trump has threatened to deport up to 3 million immigrants once he is in office. This is a scary time to be an immigrant in the United States, but you do not need to sit by and watch. There are a number of things you can doRead More

Thousands of New Yorkers Have Gotten a Raise

Thousands of New Yorkers Have Gotten a Raise

January 6, 2017 at 5:43 pm 5 comments

Good news! If you make minimum wage, you may be getting a raise. Effective December 31st, many workers in New York State have received an increase in their pay rate, and will continue to do so for the next few years until the minimum wage reaches $15 an hour. TheRead More

Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance

February 29, 2016 at 6:19 pm 1 comment

When you need to know about unemployment insurance.

Challenges of Homeless Students in NYC

Challenges of Homeless Students in NYC

February 23, 2016 at 5:31 pm 5 comments

“New York City has reached its highest levels of homelessness since the Great Depression,” according to Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner in an article on CityLimits.org.  With one out of every nine students in New York City public schools experiencing homelessness in the past four years, the impact on children’s education cannotRead More

FEMA: Hurricane Joaquin

FEMA: Hurricane Joaquin

October 1, 2015 at 7:34 pm 37 comments

In any emergency, always follow the instructions given by state, local, or tribal emergency management officials. ·         FEMA encourages all Americans to visit www.ready.gov or www.listo.gov to learn more about how to be better prepared and how to protect your family during emergencies.  ·         Plan for your loved ones’ needsRead More

Recap of LawHelpNY Summer 2015 Interns

Recap of LawHelpNY Summer 2015 Interns

October 1, 2015 at 6:58 pm 1 comment

LawHelpNY is an online referral & resource center for low to moderate income New Yorkers since 2001. We had a great summer! This summer we welcomed 10 interns working closely with Khatia Mikadze, our Outreach Coordinator. These bright interns brought their passion to many events. From Brooklyn to the Bronx,Read More

Understanding Medicaid Managed Care

Understanding Medicaid Managed Care

May 26, 2015 at 7:43 pm 1 comment

View image | gettyimages.com As more Medicaid applicants/recipients enroll into managed care it is critical that advocates know how the managed care system works. This training will include an overview of the Medicaid managed care system: how to obtain an exemption or exclusion, accessing medical care when enrolled in aRead More

Power Of Attorney Explained

Power Of Attorney Explained

April 10, 2015 at 8:33 pm 3 comments

What’s “durable” about a durable power of attorney? If someone has signed a power of attorney, the document is usually a “durable power of attorney.”  It’s not that the document is printed on sheets of titanium.  Rather, “durable” refers to what happens when the principal becomes incapacitated: Nothing.  A durableRead More

Pursuing Adoption in New York

Pursuing Adoption in New York

April 1, 2015 at 4:29 pm 1 comment

Different circumstances may lead individuals and families to consider adoption.  The legal adoption process gives the adopting party the same rights and responsibilities of natural parents.  The child (or adult) being adopted takes the same last name as the adopting parents, and has the same rights and privileges as ifRead More

SSI Overpayment

SSI Overpayment

January 20, 2015 at 9:52 pm 0 comments

Learn about you can do if you receive a letter regarding SSI overpayment.