Recent Posts – Nassau Suffolk Law Services

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Learn About Law Services: Civil Rights Project and Mental Health Law Project

    Please join us for our series "Learn About Law Services" on March 15th, 2024 from 1:30 to 2:00...
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Debt Collectors Contacting You? Use these sample verification and cease dunning letters

If you or a client is being contacted over the phone by a debt collector, request that they send you...
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Rental Assistance Programs Open!

New Suffolk Department of Social Services Rental Supplement Program open for individuals or families experiencing homelessness - Please see flyers with eligibility guidelines...
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New, Streamlined Application for Individuals Seeking Help from the State with Crime-Related Expenses.

New, Streamlined Application for Individuals Seeking Help from the State with Crime-Related Expenses. The New York State Office of Victim Services...
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The “Jails to Jobs” initiative has expanded!

The “Jails to Jobs" initiative has expanded! Individuals released from the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision custody will be provided...
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Increased Protection For Persons With Judgments

With the increase in the minimum wage on Long Island comes increased protections for persons with judgments held against them. If a...
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Suffolk DSS Rental Supplement Program for individuals and families experiencing homelessness

RSP Flyer Single 01.03.24 RSP Flyer families 01.03.24
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Suffolk DSS Rental Supplement Program

  Download Suffolk DSS Rental Supplement Program Flyer for Single Adult Households   Download Suffolk DSS Rental Supplement Program Flyer...
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Rental Assistance Programs Open

Town of Babylon's Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program opened on December 18th, 2023. This program is for extremely low-income households who...
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Student Loan Consolidation Deadline Extension

The Department of Education has extended the deadline until April 30th, 2024 for consolidating non-direct (e.g. FFEL, Perkins, or HEAL)...
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Some Medicare Enrollees May Get New Medicare Numbers

Due to a data breach, some Medicare enrollees will be getting new Medicare cards with new Medicare numbers. Enrollees need...
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Foreclosure Pause For Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pausing foreclosure of VA-guaranteed home loans through May 31, 2024. It is also...
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New Credit Reporting Rules in New York for Medical Debt

On December 13th, 2023, New York State Governor Hochul signed legislation to protect New York consumers from ongoing financial consequences related to...
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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...
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Medical Debt Collection

In 2022, the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau (CFPB) received 8,500 complaints relating to medical debt collections including issues of already...
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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...
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The Clean Slate Act

The Clean Slate Act was signed into law on November 16th, 2023. To learn more, please watch this video announcement...
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Sealing Clinic

NSLS staff are available to access, review, and verify your RAP sheet (also known as your criminal history record) to...
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