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NYLAG Obtains FOIA Response About Social Security Policies for Beneficiaries with Limited English Proficiency 

After NYLAG submitted a FOIA, SSA provided important information for SSA recipients and advocates pertaining to limited English proficiency accommodations.
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NYLAG’s Danielle Tarantolo Receives NYCBA 2024 Legal Services Award

Danielle Tarantolo, Director of the New York Legal Assistance Group’s (NYLAG) Special Litigation Unit, received the New York City Bar Association’s 2024 Legal Services Award ...
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NYLAG Assists Students After Wells College Closure

The trustees of Wells College announced that the school would be closing at the end of the Spring 2024 semester. In an effort to provide ...
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Consumer Protection Unit

After NYLAG Advocacy, Office of Court Administration Issues Guidance Clarifying Consumers’ Right to 2% Post-Judgment Interest

After more than a year of advocacy from NYLAG and partner organizations, the NYS Office of Court Administration has issued guidance that will provide critical ...
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NYLAG Assists Former ASA College Nursing Students Applying for Borrower Defense Loan Discharge

NYLAG's Special Litigation Unit (SLU) worked with several former students of ASA College, a now-defunct predatory for-profit school, to submit Borrower Defense loan discharge applications. ...
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NYLAG Obtains FOIA Response About SSA’s Proposed Payroll Information Exchange with Equifax

After NYLAG filed a FOIA lawsuit, SSA produced the contract it had entered into with Equifax, pricing tables, an addendum which outlined the specific standards ...
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Consumer Rights

USA TODAY: Biden administration extends student loan relief talks after mounting pressure

The US DOE has added a fourth negotiation session on student loan relief for borrowers with financial hardship, in part thanks to a letter from ...
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Consumer Rights

Student Debt Relief Negotiators Send Letter to Department of Education Seeking Additional Negotiations on Financial Hardship Debt Cancellation

Negotiators from the Fall 2023 Student Loan Debt Relief Negotiated Rulemaking sent a letter to the US Department of Education asking the Department to convene ...
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Business Insider: Student-loan borrowers experiencing hardship need another shot at being included in Biden’s second attempt at debt cancellation, 67 advocacy groups say

In a recent interview with Business Insider, Jessica Ranucci, a supervising attorney for NYLAG’s Special Litigation unit and a negotiator on the committee spoke about ...
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Government Benefits

AP News: New York City faulted for delays in getting emergency food aid to struggling families

Too many struggling families are at a standstill and enduring unacceptable wait times for their emergency food and cash aid. NYLAG was mentioned in AP ...
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