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 more New agency can help with your unemployment application

New rules to help Hurricane Sandy victims

Mayor de Blasio released his long-awaited report evaluating NYC’s Sandy response and detailing his plan to overhaul the Build it Back program. The reforms introduce by de Blasio include: an increase in eligibility for 4,000 homeowners who have already made repairs for government assistance; a plan to have construction started on 500 homes and have … Read more New rules to help Hurricane Sandy victims

Having problems with your Sandy-related claims?

Reports of problems with insurance companies are surfacing. The Washington Post is reporting that insurance companies are  shortchanging victims of Hurricane Sandy and either not paying or underpaying the claims. The article states, “Many homeowners who got slammed by Hurricane Sandy one year ago are finding that their flood insurance checks are nowhere near large … Read more Having problems with your Sandy-related claims?

Sandy Survivors—Flood Insurance Deadlines Are Approaching!

If you have a flood insurance claim, you must submit a new “proof of loss”  to preserve your claim to your insurance company for what you might be still owed.  Proof of loss consists of three special forms and supporting documentation. FEMA has extended the proof of loss deadline, stating all of this proof of … Read more Sandy Survivors—Flood Insurance Deadlines Are Approaching!

Home owners living in high-risk flood areas need flood insurance and an emergency plan to protect crucial documents!

Some home owners that were affected by Superstorm Sandy didn’t have flood insurance—they may have not known they needed it because, for example, they no longer had a mortgage so they weren’t notified of the need for flood insurance. Even if you don’t have a mortgage, if your home is in a high risk area, … Read more Home owners living in high-risk flood areas need flood insurance and an emergency plan to protect crucial documents!