Sandy Recovery Hotline: 347-592-2411 (10am-3pm on weekdays)
Since the storm hit, Legal Services NYC has been working in communities around the City to help people meet their most fundamental needs, and to provide legal services that will enable them to get benefits, obtain safe affordable housing and address other legal issues that will help communities recover.
The Legal Aid Society provides extensive legal representation and advocacy on behalf of the thousands of children and adults who have been impacted by the storm. Society staff members have also been at the forefront of legal advocacy involving access to disaster relief food stamps, unemployment benefits, Medicaid and FEMA aid as well as other ongoing public benefits and eviction protections.
The New York Legal Assistance Group provides free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford attorneys. NYLAG has mobilized a legal aid disaster relief program to help victims of the storm deal with a range of issues, including: FEMA Claims, Housing, Consumer Matters, Family Law Matters, Accessing and Continuing Public Benefits, Immigration, and Employment.
New York State Bar Association
NYSBA Superstorm Sandy Legal Hotline: 800-699-5636
The New York State Bar Association is providing free legal consultations for NY Residents affected by the storm. To receive a referral for a consultation, contact the Bar Association's Hotline.
The New York City Bar Association, in partnership with Morrison & Foerster LLP, Legal Services NYC, and the Legal Aid Society, is circulating a Sandy Resource handbook. The Handbook provides an overview of the issues that individuals, families, and small businesses might experience as a result of the storm and resources that are available to storm victims.
Legal Services of New Jersey
Sandy Hotline: 1-888-222-5765
Legal Services of New Jersey is providing help for residents dealing with Sandy-related civil legal issues.
New Jersey State Bar Association
Sandy Hotline: 1-888-541-1900
The NJSBA has set up a hotline to answer storm-related legal questions, including real estate matters, insurance and FEMA assistance.
Connecticut Bar Association
The Connecticut Bar Association is providing free legal advice to individuals and businesses in need of guidance about insurance claims for property damage after Sandy.