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Financial/Credit Counseling


Credit Crisis Counseling

Have debt problems? Click here to make an appointment with a counselor from the Financial Coaching Corp, Community Service Society of NY. One hour appointments available. Click here for more information

Financial Counseling

Need help planning your future? Sign up for a free session with a financial counselor. Financial professionals, provided  in part by the Financial Planning Association of NY , offer their expertise free of charge, and will answer questions about any personal money matters that you might have.   Half hour sessions are private and confidential.  Bring any documents that might be relevant to you rquestion.  Your name, phone number and e-mail are required are required to make an appointment. 

MEDICARE Counseling

Questions about MEDICARE, Prescription Drug Plans, or Coverage Costs? Sign up for a free session with a MEDICARE counselor. A representative from the NYC Department for the Aging's Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) will answer your MEDICARE questions. FREE 45-minute one-on-one and confidential counseling sessions are available on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., and Fridays from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m., at SIBL in Room 55 on the Lower Level. Please call Call HIICAP at 212-602-4392 and leave a message if you need further assistance with your appointment.​

Single Stop at Mid-Manhattan Library

You may quality for over 40 government benefits: Food Stamps/Safelink Cell Phone, Medicare/Medicaid, Disability Rent Increase Exemption, Unemployment Insurance, Emergency Assistance and many more. Learn more.

Tax Assistance at the Library

Many locations offer assistance with E-Filing and Tax Preparation.