Free NY COVID-19 Legal Resource Hotline Helps NYC Residents

New York Legal Assistance Group’s (NYLAG) NY COVID-19 Legal Resource  Hotline helps New York City residents impacted by COVID-19 (coronavirus) get answers to their legal questions.


7am-1pm, Mon-Fri

Or Fill out this form any time

Those affected can call 929-356-9582 from 7am-1pm Monday-Fridays to leave a message. When leaving a message, please leave your name, best number to call you back, and a description of your issue. We will follow-up within two business days with every best attempt to get back to you on the same day.

Or you can contact NYLAG online at any time by filling out our online form. Please note whether you call us to leave a message or fill out the form, we will call you back within two business days. The online form does not have a live chat feature.

We extend our gratitude to Shearman & Sterling for their help with this hotline.

The NY COVID-19 Legal Resource Hotline can offer advice on the following:

Advanced planning

- Standby Guardianship
- Power of Attorney
- Healthcare Proxy
- Wills

Consumer Debt

- Debt Collection
- Wage Garnishment

Employee Rights

- Paid Leave
- Working Conditions


- Eviction
- Rent Arrears
- Foreclosure
- Mortgage Relief Options

Unemployment Benefits

Public Benefits

Special Education Issues (K-12)

Stimulus Payment Questions

For more resources on COVID-19, visit nylag.org/covid19.

For help with other legal issues not related to COVID-19, or financial counseling, visit nylag.org/gethelp.

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In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are still working hard and our intake lines are open, but please note that our physical office is closed.

During these unprecedented times, we’ve launched a free NY COVID-19 Legal Resources Hotline and compiled the latest legal and financial counseling updates.