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CORONAVIRUS ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENT/STIMULUS PAYMENT

The Legal Aid Society
“https://www.legalaidnyc.org/get-help/covid-19/covid-19-information-for-clients”https://www.legalaidnyc.org/get-help/covid-19/covid-19-information-for-clients
Access to Benefits (A2B) Helpline: 888-663-6880 open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm

A2B staff can assist NYC residents with employment and unemployment benefits matters, issues related to Medicaid/health law, SNAP, public assistance, disability, and other benefits and issues related to COVID-19.

NYLAG COVID-19 Legal Resource Hotline
https://www.nylag.org/hotline
929-356-9582

Assistance with:

  • Advanced Planning (Standby Guardianship, Power of Attorney, Healthcare Proxy, Wills)
  • Consumer Debt (Debt Collection, Wage Garnishment)
  • Employees’ Rights (Paid Leave, FMLA, Working Conditions)
  • Housing (Eviction, Rent Arrears, Foreclosure, Mortgage Relief Options,)
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Public Benefits
  • Special Education issues (K-12)
  • Stimulus Payment questions

SMALL BUSINESSES

City Bar Justice Center

The City Bar Justice Center has launched a pro bono, remote legal clinic to help small businesses understand and access options available under the federal government’s COVID-19 stimulus package and other opportunities available through federal, state and local programs.

Visit here to set up a free 45-minute appointment.

Additional Resources

GENERAL ASSISTANCE

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC)
https://www.nmic.org

NMIC established temporary COVID-19 intake hotlines for all New Yorkers — but prioritizing residents in Upper Manhattan and Southwest Bronx — to receive assistance on a variety of issues:

  • Accessing benefits: (919) 512-4469, Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Unemployment: (929) 512-4476, Tuesday/Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Housing: (929) 512-4565, Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
  • Immigration: (929) 512-4496, Mondays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SMALL BUSINESSES

COVID-19 Assistance and Guidance for Businesses
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/businesses/covid19-business-outreach.page

Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce
https://www.villagechelsea.com/news/coronavirus-update-important-links

The Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation
Resources for restaurants and workers available by clicking here.

CORONAVIRUS ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENT/STIMULUS PAYMENT

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Questions via phone, IRS Stimulus Check phone number is 800-919-9835.

For additional information visit: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know.

For a FAQ, visit: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center.