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Frequently Asked Questions

I need an advocate

  • How can I get an advocate or an attorney from AFC to help me?

    To learn more about whether AFC can represent you, please send us a message or call our Helpline: (866) 427-6033.

    Call our Helpline

    To qualify for representation, your family must meet AFC’s income guidelines, which are based on the annual income(s) of a household and the number of people in the family.

    When you call, one of AFC’s educational specialists will review what is going on with your child and learn more about what you need help with. Try to have any relevant documents handy when you call our Helpline. We may ask you to send us copies of documents so we can review them. Our Helpline team reviews cases for representation under the supervision of an attorney, but because AFC has limited resources, we can’t take every case. Often, we can help in more limited ways, like contacting someone at the NYC Public Schools directly to alert them to your case and ask them to help.

    Please note that this process may take some time, and not all cases are accepted for representation. In the event a family does not meet the criteria, we will still provide information, resources, and referrals.

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