Projects

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    • Home Care Project

      The Home Care Project provides free legal services to New York City residents who receive Medicaid-funded home care services in situations where their care is either threatened or inadequate. We represent individuals at fair hearings and Article 78 proceedings to appeal adverse fair hearing decisions. The Home Care Project also works with NYLAG’s Special Litigation […]

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    • Health Law Practice

      The Health Law Practice provides advice and representation to individuals throughout New York City related to Medicare, Medicaid and other public health insurance programs and serves as the principal public health insurance resource for the Public Benefit Unit’s broader benefits work. Health Law Practice staff consult and represent individuals, as well as provide community and […]

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    • Shelter Advocacy Initiative

      NYLAG’s Shelter Advocacy Initiative (SAI) provides a comprehensive array of legal services designed to help people without homes access NYC Department of Homeless Services. Each year, tens of thousands of homeless adults and families are denied emergency shelter by the NYC Department of Homeless Services for reasons that are often complex and difficult to understand. […]

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    • Disability Advocacy

      NYLAG’s Disability Advocacy Project (DAP) works to ensure that eligible disabled individuals receive benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. DAP provides free legal advice and representation when SSDI or SSI disability benefits are wrongfully denied or terminated. Potential clients are interviewed concerning their medical conditions […]

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    • Economic Justice Clinic

      The Economic Justice Clinic (EJC) is a two-semester clinical program available to second and third year law students at St. John’s University School of Law and Brooklyn Law School. The program is taught by NYLAG Senior Staff Attorney and Project FAIR Co-Director Christopher Portelli and Supervising Attorney Abby Biberman. In Fall 2017, Senior Staff Attorney Deborah Berkman […]

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    • Elder Law Practice

      New York’s low-income elderly population is on the rise, both due to aging baby boomers and increasing human longevity, which unfortunately does not guarantee less frailty with age. These seniors strive to continue enjoying the comfort and support of their loved ones, familiar environments, and control over their routines and finances. However, their independence is […]

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    • Project FAIR

      Project FAIR (Fair Hearing Assistance, Information and Referral) is a collaborative, citywide civil rights initiative working toward greater economic justice for low-income and homeless New Yorkers. Founded in 2001, as a coalition of legal services attorneys, community advocates, and law students, the partnership assists thousands of New Yorkers experiencing problems receiving or applying for public […]

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    • Veterans Legal Assistance Project

      NYLAG’s Veterans Legal Assistance Project provides free legal services to New York City veterans who cannot afford to hire a private attorney. We are committed to helping our clients secure the compensation and benefits they earned through their dedicated service to our country. Through NYLAG’s holistic care model, we help veterans and households with veterans to access the legal […]

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