Legal Aid Society: Brooklyn Neighborhood Office - Government Benefits and Disability Advocacy Project
Who We Are
The Legal Aid Society is a private, not-for-profit legal services organization, the oldest and largest in the nation, dedicated since 1876 to providing quality legal representation to low-income New Yorkers. The Legal Aid Society is dedicated to one simple but powerful belief: that no New Yorker should be denied access to justice because of poverty.
The Government Benefits Project helps the neediest New Yorkers obtain and maintain the government benefits to which they are entitled, such as public assistance and Medicaid, and, together with our Law Reform and Health Law units, addresses income inequality through advocacy and class action litigation, and ensures that the agencies administering public benefits programs do so with the fairness and due process required by law.
The Disability Advocacy Project provides legal services to children and adults who experience problems with the Social Security Administration.
How to Get Help
At this time, The Legal Aid Society is offering remote services by phone. Call this location directly via (718) 722-3100, or reach us via our Main Number (212) 577-3300 or Helpline (888) 663-6680, staffed Mon-Fri 10am-3pm.
Who We Serve
- Kings (Brooklyn) County
- Language(s) Spoken
- Russian / Pусский
- Spanish / Español
- Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided
Can arrange for interpreters for all languages.
Puede obtener intérpretes en otro idiomas.
- Income Guidelines
Can accept clients who earn up to 200% of the poverty level with high child care expenses, medical expenses or other serious circumstances.
- Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
- Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
- Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
- Eligibility Restrictions
This program does not serve: a prisoner
Type of Help
- This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
- Full Legal Representation
- Brief Advice
- Description of Services
This group helps with foster care payment problems. This group does not handle other foster care or abuse and neglect problems.