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 …
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 …
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, …
NYLAG’s Ryan Foley and Ruth Stein press for increased access to free legal services to address the digital divide older Veterans experience when seeking help with complex, intersecting legal issues affecting their health.
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We are proud to announce Sirrah Harris as our first-ever director of outreach and access to justice! Learn more about Sirrah’s impactful seven-year tenure at NYLAG and how her new role will advance our mission.
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Our LegalHealth unit co-hosted the first-ever virtual medical-legal partnership summit that tackled issues of burn-out, practicing as a generalist, working remotely, among others.
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NYLAG’s Norma Tinubu reports to WBUR that severely ill undocumented clients, in desperate need of medical deferrals, are facing unprecedented denials and possible deportations.
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