• 10/29/2015 | LawHelpNY

    What are the legal services statewide websites? The Legal Services Corporation has funded statewide legal information websites in 54 states and territories. These websites provide accurate, easy-to-understand information in the legal areas most affecting low-income and vulnerable people. These websites also provide information on free legal aid offices (also called legal services) in each state. What is the Legal Services Corporation?

  • 10/23/2015 | LawHelpNY

    Do you know the differences between Federal, State, & Local Laws?What are Federal laws?Federal laws are rules that apply throughout the United States.  These laws apply in every state, such as:  Immigration law Bankruptcy law Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) laws Federal anti-discrimination and civil rights laws that protect against racial, age, gender and disability discrimination Patent and copyright laws Federal criminal laws such as laws against tax fraud and the counterfeiting of moneyWhat are state laws?There are 50 st

  • 10/15/2015 | LawHelpNY

    The New York State Attorney General created AGScamHelp.com to help New Yorkers identify scams, find trustworthy help through the Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP), and report potential scammers directly to the Attorney General’s office. prevent New Yorkers from becoming victims of these terrible scams.

  • 10/13/2015 | LawHelpNY

    Preparing for Court I have an upcoming court date.  What are the first things I should do?At least 1 week before your court date, contact the court if you need: An interpreter Wheelchair accessWhat else can I do to get organized? Make sure you have all the documents you need for your court case. Bring original documents.  (Have copies available in case you need them.) For records from a government office or agency, get certified copies from that agency or government office.  Decide what you want out of the case – this will help you evaluate any possi

  • 10/05/2015 | LawHelpNY

    Your Right to Assistance in Your Language: Basic Information about Federal Language Access RightsUnder U.S. law, if you are seeking services from a government agency or an organization funded by the U.S. government, you must be provided with assistance in your language.What are language access services?Language access services include a free interpreter and free translation of important documents.

  • 10/01/2015 | LawHelpNY

    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’ needs in advance.

  • 10/01/2015 | LawHelpNY

    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.

  • 09/28/2015 | LawHelpNY

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) launched a smartphone mobile application called IRS2GO. On the app you will be able to check on your tax refund status, locate free tax preparation help, and even make a tax payment from your smartphone. IRS2Go is available on Google Play and the App Store.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY1IQ6bmLIo

  • 09/21/2015 | LawHelpNY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXIdesljuKAIf you’re out and about and notice a broken sidewalk along the way, reporting it is easier than ever with the free NYC311 App for Android & Apple. You can file with just a few taps, add a photo, and get updates to your service request, all in the palm of your hand. Download the App today: http://on.nyc.gov/GL73rg

  • 09/19/2015 | LawHelpNY

    Do you think you were underpaid by your flood insurance? You may be eligible to have your claim reviewed. The Requests for FEMA Flood Insurance Claims Review have been extended to Oct. 15th, 2015.The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that any additional flood insurance proceeds up to $20,000 will not be treated as duplicative. Federal agencies cannot provide disaster assistance for losses covered by insurance.