Self Help and Legal Info

Nassau Suffolk Law Services will not provide legal advice over the internet. The information on this web site is not legal advice. Legal advice depends upon the specific circumstances of each situation. Also, the law may vary from State to State, so that some information in this web site may not be correct for your jurisdiction. Finally, the information contained in this web site is not guaranteed to be up to date. Therefore, the information contained in this site cannot replace the advice of competent legal counsel licensed in your state. If you reside in Nassau or Suffolk County you should call Nassau Suffolk Law Services by telephone. Click on the link to the left entitled “Contact” to locate the office near you.

Disability Law

Applying for Veterans Disability Benefits and Appealing Denials


Earned Income Tax Credit
The Touro Low Income Taxpayer Clinic provides free legal services/ advice to eligible taxpayers who have IRS tax controversy issues and students assist with the cases. If the taxpayer has an IRS issue they can also assist them with their NYS Department of Taxation and Finance matter. They do not prepare tax returns.                                Taxpayer Clinic Brochure – English
Taxpayer Clinic Brochure-Spanish


Family Law

New York  State Marriage Equality Act: Frequently Asked Questions

Self-Help Child Support Project -Tips for Appearing in Family Court

Nassau Child Support Enforcement- Basic Information

Suffolk Child Support Enforcement – Basic Information

Assistance for Child Support Respondents – Modifying Existing Orders & Arrears

Self Help Tips to Prepare your Child Support Case

Child Support Basics

Child Support Resources


Housing Law


Public Assistance, Food Stamps, Medicaid, Childcare and HEAP
Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (myBenefits online) - tools for applying online for OTDA benefits, and tracking the status of your applications as they are processed.
Public Assistance
Food Stamps

A Guide to Understanding the New Rules For School Registration