Provide legal assistance to individuals and families affected by every type of cancer to cope with legal, financial and medical issues, including permanency planning. The Project includes a focus on clients with breast cancer.
The Project also handles problems with Medicaid, Medicare and private health insurance, and depending on resources, may be able to assist with SSI and Social Security Disability matters, long term disability problems and issues involving public assistance. There are no financial eligibility guidelines, but cases are prioritized based on urgency and program resources.
Most recently, a collaborative grant with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) has made it possible to launch a new medical legal partnership effort based at the Stony Brook Medical Group in East Setauket. Legal services are also provided to referred patients of Stony Brook’s Primary Care clinic in Patchogue and Good Samaritan’s Dialysis Unit. A Law Services attorney works together with the clinic staff to serve the clinic patients.
The PLAN Project is funded by a New York State Department of Health Grant and the Greater NYC Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure of Greater New York Cityâ highlights Law Services’ PLAN Project in its Grantee Profile http://www.komennyc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=newsroom_nh_2011_06_grantee