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What to Do if You Have Not Received the Economic Impact Payment

by Ramona Morel, Director and Alexa TovarMay 6, 2020

Many individuals who filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return will be eligible to receive an Economic Impact Payment under the CARES Act. The payments are automatic for most taxpayers, which means that people who filed tax returns in 2018 or 2019 and most seniors and retirees do not need to take any further action to receive their payments.

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In Memoriam: Henri M. Gueron

by CBJC StaffMay 4, 2020

The City Bar Justice Center mourns the loss of Henri M. Gueron, who died on May 1 of Covid-19. Following a career as a nuclear engineer and then senior Con Edison attorney, Henri volunteered for more than 20 years as a volunteer attorney with the Justice Center’s Immigrant Justice Project.

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The Veterans Assistance Project Launches Initiative to Address Veterans Service Gaps in NYC

by Logan CampbellApril 16, 2020

After studying the gap between what veterans in New York City should be receiving in terms of disability payments and what they actually obtain, the City Bar Justice Center’s Veterans Assistance Project (VAP) has been active in addressing this injustice on a number of fronts. Thanks to the support of The New York Community Trust and the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, VAP launched an initiative advocating for more trained attorneys taking on veterans disability work.

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Manejo del Impacto Financiero del Coronavirus en la Ciudad de Nueva York

by CBJC StaffApril 13, 2020

Con la propagación del coronavirus o COVID-19, las comunidades están experimentado impactos financieros ya que muchos han perdido sus sueldos como resultado de la enfermedad o debido al cierre temporal de negocios. En estos tiempos de incertidumbre, es importante ser proactivo ante los problemas financieros. A continuación hay una guía que incluye consejos y recursos que los residentes y pequeños negocios de Nueva York encontrarán útiles.

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Pro Se Project Open for Phone Appointments

City Bar Justice Center Pro Se Project: Open for Attorney Phone Appointments During COVID-19 Outbreak

by City Bar Justice Center Pro Se ProjectApril 8, 2020

The City Bar Justice Center’s Pro Se Legal Assistance Project is continuing to conduct client intake and schedule phone appointments with attorneys to provide free, brief legal advice to pro se plaintiffs and defendants with cases in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn.

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What You Should Know About Coronavirus Medical Coverage in NYC

by Vivienne Duncan and Alexa TovarApril 2, 2020

While testing is generally covered regardless of your insurance, if you test positive and need hospital care, you might still have to pay a share of the cost for coronavirus treatment depending on which insurance plan(s) you have.

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