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Testimony: The Experiences of Black Migrants in New York City

Monica Tulchinsky, Senior Staff Attorney in the LegalHealth division of NYLAG, testified in favor of Introduction 0085-2024A, a bill to require the City to develop and issue an annual health survey of newly arrived immigrants and asylum seekers.
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Nuts and Bolts of Standby Guardianship – A Substantive Training on Standby Guardianship as a Tool in Future Planning

Watch Randye Retkin, founder and director of LegalHealth, train professionals on what Standby Guardianship is, how it can be used to help parents and caregivers to plan for the care of their loved ones, and answer attendees’ questions as a panelist for this training hosted by Mobilization for Justice and Pro Bono Net’s New York

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NYLAG’s LegalHealth Partners with Mount Sinai for a Clinic to Help Breast Cancer Patients in Need of Legal Services

NYLAG’s LegalHealth Division is partnering with the Mount Sinai Medical Legal Partnership to launch a clinic to help breast cancer patients navigate legal issues that arise due to their diagnoses.
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Fighting for Human Rights – Yoko Kobayashi

“Follow your heart and instincts,” says NYLAG’s Yoko Kobayashi in this article in the Iroha. As a staff attorney in our LegalHealth Unit, Yoko works with patients directly in healthcare facilities, helping with a range of issues spanning public benefits, housing, family issues, immigration, and advance planning. Before joining NYLAG, Yoko served undeserved communities in

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NYLAG’s LegalHealth Division Partners with Mount Sinai to Launch a Medical-Legal Program to Address Health-Harming Legal Needs Among Patients

Lucia Lee Mount Sinai Health System The Mount Sinai Health System announced today data from an innovative medical-legal pilot program that proactively identifies and provides free, civil legal services to patients in underserved communities who have unaddressed legal needs to improve their health outcomes. Developed by the Mount Sinai Medical-Legal Partnership (MSMLP) and Mount Sinai

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Mount Sinai and Healthfirst launch program to help patients know when they need an attorney.

“Legal issues should never stand in the way of health.” Developed in collaboration with NYLAG, Mount Sinai launched a medical-legal program to proactively identify and provide free civil legal services to patients in underserved communities who have unaddressed legal needs, to improve their health outcomes.
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Fundamentals of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)

On Thursday, June 16th, 2022, Julie Babayeva, Supervising Attorney in NYLAG’s LegalHealth division hosted a virtual training for the National Cancer Legal Services Network (NCLSN) on SSI and SSDI eligibility considerations, including immigration and work history issues. Case examples were also discussed to highlight important factors in the application and appeals process, including special rules

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Assessing the Value of Medical-Legal Partnerships: Case Study of New York City’s LegalHealth

LegalHealth’s Informational Town Hall on the Changes to Medicaid-Funded Home Care

On Monday, April 25, 2022, Coordinating Attorney of LegalHealth’s Home Care Project, Sarah Chappell, hosted a virtual informational session for LegalHealth’s hospital partners. This town hall informed and answered questions about the new home care assessment process phased-in starting in May 2022, as well as previewed changes to medical eligibility for home care that have

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LegalHealth’s Informational Town Hall on the End of The Eviction Moratorium

On Thursday, January 20th, 2022, LegalHealth’s Housing Coordinating Attorney, Simone Meyer and Supervising Attorney, Howard Sherwin, hosted a virtual informational session on how the expiration of the NYS Moratorium will impact tenants facing eviction and what protections and resources remain to protect these vulnerable tenants. The information was presented to health care providers, social workers,

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