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COVID-19 Resources & Legal Forms

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NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline: 844-863-9314

NY Project Hope New York State’s COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Program (Dutchess & Rockland counties). Click here for more info

Email

If you have access to a smartphone, tablet, or computer and the internet, email is a free, quick, and convenient way to communicate with your LSHV attorney. Learn how to set up an account here: https://www.wikihow.com/Set-Up-an-Email-Address

Stimulus checks

If you did not receive a stimulus check or the supplemental $500 payment for qualifying children, review this https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-takes-new-steps-to-ensure-people-with-children-receive-500-economic-impact-payments IRS website for current information.

Know Your Rights Video: What to know about stimulus payments under the CARES Act if you are an immigrant

Power Point: Stimulus Payment

 

Resources By Legal Practice Area

Benefits

Department of Labor FAQs on unemployment

For the New York State Department of Labor’s unemployment filing website, click here: https://www.labor.ny.gov/home/

If you have an unemployment hearing that has already been scheduled, click here: https://uiappeals.ny.gov/

For DSS applications for public assistance and SNAP, click here: http://otda.ny.gov/programs/applications/

For a guide to accessing public benefits at this time, click here: https://cssny.s3.amazonaws.com/system/files/uploads/Coronavirus_-_Impact_of_on_Public_Benefits.pdf

Know Your Rights Video: unemployment insurance benefits in COVID-19

Know Your Rights Video: What to know if you need to apply for Temporary Assistance during Covid-19

Know Your Rights Video: What to know if you have emergency needs at this time

Power Point: Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Power Point: New York State Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Power Point: Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act

Power Point: Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Power Point: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Consumer

If your wages are being garnished and/or your bank account is restrained, and this is because a private creditor (like a credit card company) has a judgment against you, and you cannot buy necessary items because of this, here are instructions consumer OSC instructions and the forms to fill out proposed order; statement in support; notice of emergency filing. Please call our intake number for assistance filling out this form.

Know Your Rights Video: Student and Medical Debts in the Time of Covid-19

Power Point: Student and Medical Debt

Power Point: Consumer and Utility Law

Domestic violence/orders of protection

Westchester residents can contact the Pace Women’s Justice center: PWJC services during Covid 19. All NYS residents can call the court’s corona virus hotline, 833-503-0447 to get in touch with court personnel about filing an order of protection, and the court expects to post more information on its website soon.

Know Your Rights Video: Obtaining an Order of Protection From Family Court During the COVID-19 Crisis

Education

Know Your Rights Video: Special Education During COVID-19

Elder Law

View webinars by Senior Law Day Collaborative here: https://www.seniorlawday.info/2020-webinars/

Foreclosure

Get Help with Foreclosure

If you need help understanding this law or your rights as a homeowner in foreclosure, please call Legal Services of the Hudson Valley at 1-877-574-8529  for an appointment with an attorney who is a foreclosure expert for advice, help in completing hardship forms, and answering newly filed foreclosures.

Know Your Rights Video: What to know if you are having trouble making your mortgage payments

Know Your Rights Video: What to know if you have a pending loss mitigation application or active trial payment plan

Housing

Tenants who were impacted by Covid and owe rent after March
13, 2020 and who do not live within the city of Yonkers can apply for rental
assistance here: https://nysrenthelp.otda.ny.gov/en/ERAPApplication/StartOrResume

A list of local organizations that are helping tenants who
do not live within the city of Yonkers with applications is available here: https://otda.ny.gov/programs/emergency-rental-assistance/help-applying/

The laws affecting eviction proceedings have been changing throughout the pandemic. On September 2, the New York State Legislature enacted new measures aimed at helping tenants access rent arrears funds and delay many evictions.

Please contact Legal Services of the Hudson Valley if there is an eviction cases against you and you have questions.

Pay close attention to any notices from a court with an upcoming appearance or other update in an eviction case.

For information about reporting income changes and requesting hearings for Section 8 voucher holders, public housing tenants, and tenants in RAD housing, click here: Important rights of public housing and RAD tenants and Section 8 voucher holders

To report a change to your income or household for Section 8, public housing tenants, and tenants in RAD housing, there is a form you can use here if you have not gotten instructions from your housing provider about how to report changes at this time: Notice of income change for Section 8, public housing, RAD. Note: HUD has stated that stimulus checks are NOT income that is included in a household’s rent calculation.

To request a hearing if you received a notice from Section 8, public housing, or RAD, or if your housing provider has not responded to a request you made or you disagree with their decision about a request you made, there is a form you can use here if your housing provider has not given you a form: Hearing request for Section 8, public housing, RAD

Fact Sheet: HUD Tenants’ Rights – The CARES Act and NY State Law
Fact Sheet: What To Do If You Receive a 14-Day Notice Of Eviction?
Fact Sheet: What To Do If You Receive A 14-Day Rent Demand?
Know Your Rights Video: What to know if you’ve been locked out of your home
Know Your Rights Video: What to know if your landlord has made your home uninhabitable
Know Your Rights Video: rent recalculation during COVID-19

Immigration

Know Your Rights Video: What to know about stimulus payments under the CARES Act if you are an immigrant

Know Your Rights Video: Green Light Law

Know Your Rights Video: The Facts About the New Public Charge Rule

LGBTQ

Know Your Rights Video: Supreme Court update for LGBTQ+ people facing employment discrimination

Veterans

Know Your Rights Video: Veterans and Military Families Advocacy Project & Tips for Veterans during COVID19