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The possible growing legal needs arising from the coronavirus pandemic include; consumer protection, evictions, foreclosures, obtaining and maintaining government benefits, domestic violence, and sexual assault.

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During this time, the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. is committed to continuing to serve our clients. Here is some important information.

Press Release



Update on Family Matters

  • All Temporary Orders of Protection are continued. If you have any questions, contact your attorney. Print or read Hon. Lawrence K. Marks order.

  • Stimulus checks and child support FAQ.

Update on consumer protections

  • Frequently asked questions about payments and deposits related to the COVID-19 Pandemic from the consumer protection financial bureau.

  • New York Attorney General guidance on New York State banking institutions,
    not to collect debts from any COVID-19 stimulus.

  • New York Attorney General application for suspension of debt collection activity.

  • Easy ways to avoid COVID-19 scams from the Federal Trade Commission.

  • Facing utility shutoffs due to COVID-19? Via the public utility, law project Know your rights.

  • New York State is halting terminations on utilities. Read more.

Updates on Social Security and SSI

Update on Remote Notary Guidance

  • If you are in need of a notary please click here for guidance.

  • Call LASMNY's local CNY HelpLine 1-877-777-6152 for counsel and advice.

Update on Foreclosure and Eviction

  • FAQ on New York State Foreclosure and Eviction.

  • Hud suspends all foreclosure and evictions for the next 60 days. Read more.

  • Guide to COVID-19 mortgage relief options

  • Banks offering relief

  • Questions on utility shut-offs.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the issuance of an Order under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act to temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID–19. Read more.

  • NYS COVID Rent Relief Extension Program --> 

  • NYS Hardship Declaration Renter --> download

  • NYS Hardship Declaration Foreclosure Spanish & English

Update on immigration

  • FAQ on immigration via Empire Justice

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