Avoiding Medicare fraud

Seniors are often vulnerable to different kinds of consumer frauds. A common and less-known type of fraud affecting seniors is Medicare fraud. The national non for profit advocacy group Medicare Watch provides the following tips to ensure you or a loved one can be protected against fraudulent Medicare practices: Be aware: Anyone can be a … Read moreAvoiding Medicare fraud

Our list of top veterans' resources and programs

During this time we honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces. Home to over 1,000,000 Veterans, New Yorkers lead the way in service to our country.  80,000 New York veterans have served or are currently serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including more than 7,000 members of the … Read moreOur list of top veterans' resources and programs

It is now easier to receive public assistance in NYC

Steven Banks, the new commissioner of New York City’s Human Resources Administration (“H.R.A.”) announced changes that make it easier to receive public assistance. The purpose of these immediate reforms is to remove policies that have harmed welfare recipients in the past, as well as to address unnecessary financial penalties.   Changes have been made in … Read moreIt is now easier to receive public assistance in NYC

New agency can help with your unemployment application

Unemployment Insurance process can be overwhelming and at times frustrating, especially for individuals with limited English proficiency or other barriers.  As a result, there is a new state agency available to help you with your unemployment application. The New York State Unemployment Insurance Claimant Advocate Office at the NYS Department of Labor was recently created … Read moreNew agency can help with your unemployment application

Expecting mothers in NYC, you have rights!

NYC women have something to celebrate this year! Whether dealing with limited maternity leave and work protections, or threats of being laid-off or fired, it’s no secret that expecting mothers do not have an easy time in the US.  Despite the fact that the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act bars employer discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, … Read moreExpecting mothers in NYC, you have rights!