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The Legal Aid Society

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Access to Benefits Helpline 1 (888) 663-6880
Tuesdays, Wednesdsay & Thursdays 9:30AM to 12:30PM. Interpreters are available for all languages
Office Locations


COVID-19 Update: During this unprecedented health emergency created by the outbreak of COVID-19, The Legal Aid Society is committed to continuing to serve their clients. The organization has diligently compiled COVID-19-related topics of concerns, phone numbers to reach out and more on this site.

The Access to Benefits Helpline is a ‘one-stop’ resource for New Yorkers in need of legal assistance. The Legal Aid assist individuals with their health law/ Medicaid issues, problems with public assistance/ food stamps, special education, and employment/ unemployment benefits matters. They also assist callers interested in sealing their criminal convictions.
The Helpline staff and volunteers are able to provide direct assistance and/or referrals in matters related to employment issues and unemployment insurance benefits, public health insurance, including Medicaid, public assistance, including food stamps, and other health and safety net benefits and education law/special education issues.
More information on this handout.
Other services: Legal Aid Society offers representation for a wide array of concerns including housing, family law, juvenile rights, criminal defense, employment, workers’ right, survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, and more. Visit for more information.