Projects

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    • Cancer Advocacy

      Since 2002, NYLAG LegalHealth has provided free legal services to low-income and medically under-served people living with cancer in the five boroughs of New York City. LegalHealth assists over 600 cancer patients annually in a range of legal services: Insurance Advance planning (wills, health care proxies, powers of attorney, permanency planning) Housing Immigration Government benefits […]

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    • Senior Advocacy

      The Senior Advocacy Project strives to improve the quality of life for seniors affected by health issues. The program provides onsite legal services at the hospitals or community-based programs where seniors receive their medical care. NYLAG’s LegalHealth division has designed a training curriculum that teaches healthcare professionals treating the elderly how to screen and refer […]

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    • SSI/SSD Application Assistance

      Through the SSI/SSDI Application Assistance Project, NYLAG’s LegalHealth division helps clients apply for Social Security benefits. Staff members work with clients to ensure an accurate and complete application, and to help locate all of the medical evidence necessary for a successful claim.

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    • Technical Assistance

      NYLAG’s LegalHealth division provides technical assistance to professionals and organizations nationwide interested in expanding or establishing medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) in their local communities. By providing legal services at the same location where medical care is delivered, MLPs improve the lives of patients with legal needs that complicate their healthcare. LegalHealth established the New York State Coalition of Medical-Legal […]

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    • Veteran’s Access to Benefits Project

      The Veterans Access to Benefits Project at NYLAG, supported by New York City Civic Corps and AmeriCorps, recruits and trains volunteers who are committed to helping veterans navigate complex assistance organizations and benefit programs. These non-legal volunteers, along with Project staff, conduct informational sessions and direct veterans toward programs and resources that most appropriately meet […]

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    • Veterans Project

      NYLAG’s LegalHealth Division has clinics at two Veteran Administration hospitals in New York City, and one on Long Island. Using the medical-legal partnership model, attorneys coordinate with medical staff to identify and help veterans with issues including eviction prevention, public benefits denials, and debt collection. This initiative improves the health and well-being of veterans by […]

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