NSLS – Nassau Suffolk Law Services
November 30, 2023

Bill of Rights for Long-Term Care Facility Residents

Today, November 30th, 2023, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation S.1783A/A.372A, which establishes a bill of rights for long-term care facility residents who are […]
November 30, 2023

Medical Debt Collection

In 2022, the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau (CFPB) received 8,500 complaints relating to medical debt collections including issues of already paid medical bills, bills not owed […]
November 30, 2023

Fair Housing Protections for Formerly Incarcerated

The Fair Housing Act (FHA) applies to most private and subsidized housing (including assisted living facilities and nursing homes) and prohibits housing discrimination based on several […]
November 30, 2023

The Clean Slate Act

The Clean Slate Act was signed into law on November 16th, 2023. To learn more, please watch this video announcement (with closed captioning) by NSLS Supervising […]
November 16, 2023

Sealing Clinic

NSLS staff are available to access, review, and verify your RAP sheet (also known as your criminal history record) to see if you are eligible for […]
November 15, 2023

Avoid Having Your Electric/Gas Shut Off!

If you are behind on your bill or facing a termination on your electric or gas, you should ask your utility for a Determination of Customer Resources form. […]
November 15, 2023

Financial Institutions May Not Use Immigration Status to Illegally Discriminate Against Credit Applicants!

On October 12, 2023, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Justice Department today issued a joint statement that reminds financial institutions that all credit applicants are […]
November 15, 2023

Free Weekly Credit Reports!

The three major credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion have agreed to permanently allow consumers to access their credit reports for free on a weekly basis. […]
November 15, 2023

Faxed Applications No Longer Accepted by Social Security Administration!

Faxed Applications No Longer Accepted by Social Security Administration! As of August 22, 2023, faxed applications for Social Security benefits will not be considered valid. To be […]