PLEASE REVIEW THIS LIST OF OUR SERVICES AND GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS BEFORE SUBMITTING THIS FORM:
We serve Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster counties.
Income limits are typically 200% of the federal poverty guidelines (Approximately $53,000 for a family of four in 2020) but can vary by program.
Programs can be subject to periodic closures and other limitations.
CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT: (Westchester only) Advocacy for parents in child protective investigations, family court cases, and expungements, and assistance to family members caring for children due to abuse or neglect
CONSUMER LAW: Credit card debt, car loans, and student loans
COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS: Workers’ rights and federal and New York State benefits
DISABILITY/HEALTH ADVOCACY: SSI and SSD appeals, and some legal issues related to mental health, HIV, and breast cancer
DIVORCES: Westchester, Putnam, Orange and Dutchess Counties, and domestic violence related divorces in Rockland County
ELDER LAW: Preparation of wills, power of attorney documents, and health care proxies, and some other civil legal issues
HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION: Eviction and foreclosure prevention
LGBTQ LEGAL PROJECT: Discrimination issues, name changes, and ensuring basic needs are met
PUBLIC BENEFITS: Food Stamps, unemployment insurance, Medicaid, and cash assistance
SPECIAL EDUCATION: Rockland County only
VETERANS & MILITARY FAMILIES: Benefits, military records correction, and discharge upgrades
If you are calling about a legal issue that is not on this list or are outside of our service area, please visit lawhelpny.org to locate other sources of assistance.
If you have been locked out of your home, served with a post-judgment warrant with 14-days’ notice of eviction, denied emergency shelter, please do not use this form. Instead, call our Intake Line at 877-574-8529.
Completing this application does not guarantee that you will receive services from LSHV, and it does not create an attorney-client relationship. We cannot assist all applicants. A paralegal will call you within 1-2 business days to follow up.
This is a secure website, and your information is being transmitted to a secure server. LSHV will keep all information transmitted through this form confidential, but is not responsible for the security of your internet connection. For the security of your personal information, you should NOT complete this application from an unsecured wifi or wireless network, whether it is public (such as at a library or restaurant) or private (such as at someone’s home).
LSHV is not responsible for computer malfunctions or internet service disruptions that may prevent your information from reaching us. If your information is transmitted successfully, you will receive a confirmation email from us.
*Please note we do not handle criminal cases.
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is the only provider of comprehensive civil legal services to all seven counties of the Hudson Valley, including: Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan.