Government Benefits Project

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MFY’s Government Benefits Project helps New Yorkers navigate the complicated government bureaucracy system to apply for and keep their public benefits.

The Government Benefits Project (GBP) at MFY assists individuals with legal problems relating to Public Assistance, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps), Medicaid/Medicare, and Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability benefits. This assistance includes representing clients in state and federal courts, representing clients at administrative hearings, advocating for clients at the various government agencies, and assessing client eligibility for public benefits.

GBP conducts monthly on-site clinics with community based organizations, as well scheduled trainings for the community at large. GBP also holds hotline hours on Mondays from 10:00 to 12:00 at 212-417-3732.

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