Spring2020 Newsletter – Nassau Suffolk Law Services

Spring2020 Newsletter

March 1, 2020

2020 Wage Garnishment Protections

As of January 2020, the minimum wage on Long Island is $13 per hour. With this in-crease, the amount of disposable income exempt from garnishment to […]
March 1, 2020

The Rap on RAP Sheets

Criminal records may make it difficult or impossible for people to find employment. Criminal records are reported in a person’s “RAP sheet,” short for “Report of […]
March 1, 2020

Public Charge Rules Take Effect

“Public charge” is an immigration concept that refers to people who are not eligible to become U.S. permanent residents because they are considered likely to become […]
March 1, 2020

Civil Unit Preserves Housing

John Batanchiev, Staff Attorney in the Hempstead Civil Unit recently assisted a family restore their Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) benefits and obtained a discontinuance […]
March 1, 2020

NY AG Roots Out Income Discrimination

The New York Attorney General’s office has launched a new complaint form to identify housing discrimination based on source of legal in-come. The online complaint portal […]
March 1, 2020

Project Warmth

Do your clients need extra help keeping warm?Project Warmth is a non-governmental emergency fuel fund. It provides one-time grants for fuel or electricity used for heat. […]
March 1, 2020

Funds Available to Prevent Homelessness

Haven House/Bridges Homelessness Prevention Program helps people avoid eviction and retain or obtain permanent housing. The program also provide supportive services to people who are experiencing […]
March 1, 2020

Message From the Executive Director

Funding Update: I am pleased to report that, despite renewed threats to eliminate civil legal services from the federal budget, on December 20, 2019, federal appropriations […]
March 1, 2020

LSCA FAQ: DSS Documentation Requirement

LEGAL SUPPORT CENTER FOR ADVOCATES: FAQ’S Advocate’s Question: My client and I are having a hard time getting documents the Department of Social Services (DSS) is requesting. I’m […]