Legal Aid Society's Access to Benefits Helpline

The Legal Aid Society's Access to Benefits Helpline (A2B) is a “one-stop” resource for New Yorkers in need of legal assistance to obtain government benefits. The hotline is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Interpreters are available for all languages. 

A2B staff can assist NYC residents with:

  • Disability and other benefits and issues related to COVID-19
  • HRA public assistance
  • Employment and unemployment benefits matters
  • Issues related to Medicaid/health law
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Callers in need of disaster relief

This resource is for New York City and New York State residents. 



Caregiver/Staff Resources
Emergency Financial Assistance

About the database

YAI’s COVID-19 Database was created to help people find services and information during the coronavirus pandemic. The services listed are provided by organizations outside of YAI. Questions about specific resources may be directed to the contacts listed.

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