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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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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...
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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...
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Free Weekly Credit Reports!

The three major credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion have agreed to permanently allow consumers to access their credit reports...
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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...
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Student Debt Tip!

Student debt can be tricky. If you owe tuition or other fees to a school in New York, you need...
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Suffolk County Bar Association Veterans Legal Clinic – November 2, 2023

Download Veterans' Legal Clinic-Flyer 2023
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Know Your Rights: Tenants (English, Spanish, Haitian-Creole)

Know Your Rights: Tenants (ENGLISH) Know Your Rights: Tenants (SPANISH) Know Your Rights: Tenants (HAINTIAN-CREOLE)  
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Know Your Rights: Fair Hearing (English, Spanish, Haitian-Creole)

Know Your Rights: Fair Hearing (ENGLISH) Know Your Rights: Fair Hearing (SPANISH) Know Your Rights: Fair Hearing (HAITIAN-CREOLE)
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Know Your Rights: Immigration (English, Spanish, Haitian-Creole)

Know Your Rights: Immigration (ENGLISH) Know Your Rights: Immigration (SPANISH) Know Your Rights: Immigration (HAITIAN_CREOLE)  
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Mark Your Calendars! Upcoming HEAP Application Opening Dates

The 2023-2024 HEAP Clean and Tune benefit is scheduled to open on October 2, 2023. Eligible households can receive energy...
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