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FEMA: Hurricane Joaquin

FEMA: Hurricane Joaquin

October 1, 2015 at 7:34 pm 0 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 0 comments

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 0 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 0 comments

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.

Working With Interpreters

Working With Interpreters

January 14, 2015 at 5:11 pm 0 comments

Legal Services of New Jersey explains some basic tips that will allow you to communicate effectively and easily through an interpreter with a person who doesn’t speak your language.

Know Your Rights Housing Repairs

Know Your Rights Housing Repairs

December 24, 2014 at 6:17 pm 2 comments

 

Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance

December 10, 2014 at 6:19 pm 1 comment

When you need to know about unemployment insurance.

Appeals Court decision protects tenants!

Appeals Court decision protects tenants!

December 5, 2014 at 8:37 pm 1 comment

Rent-stabilized tenants are now protected from homelessness when facing bankruptcy. Have you been considering filing for bankruptcy but afraid to do so out of fear of losing your home? This fear was especially well-founded for rent stabilized tenants in NYC when they lived in neighborhoods that were gentrifying.   ARead More