Projects

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    • Disability Advocacy

      NYLAG’s Disability Advocacy Project works to ensure that eligible disabled individuals receive benefits under the Social Security Disability Program (SSD) and the Supplemental Security Income Program (SSI). Staff members provide free legal advice and representation when SSD or SSI benefits are wrongfully denied or terminated. Potential clients are interviewed concerning their medical conditions, medications, treating […]

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    • Connect to Care

      During these unpredictable times, surprising numbers of people find themselves in need of economic and financial support.  NYLAG can assist clients with the many legal and financial planning issues that arise. Through Connect to Care (C2C), a UJA-Federation of New York initiative,  NYLAG assists New Yorkers adversely impacted by the economic downturn. NYLAG is the sole […]

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    • Economic Justice Clinic

      Taught by NYLAG Senior Staff Attorney and Project FAIR Co-Director Christopher Portelli, and NYLAG Senior Staff Attorney Camille Zentner, the Economic Justice Clinic 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. Through this partnership between NYLAG and the two […]

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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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    • 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 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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