Helping New Yorkers connect with services for their life.
Free and open to the public, CUCS Connects provides individuals and families in New York City with coordinated access to life-changing resources.
If you or someone you know needs our help, please connect with us today!
CUCS Connects is a free service offered to all New York City residents.
No, we can assist any NYC resident regardless of immigration status understand what they may be eligible to receive in a confidential manner
No, currently we are offering assistance with all of our services remotely via phone and internet.
Absolutely! We have particular expertise in helping individuals who have had interactions with the criminal justice system connect with benefits and support.
Yes! CUCS Connects provides legal support for civil legal issues including eviction. Please choose the box above labeled “Connect with Legal Support” to be forwarded to someone who can help.
Yes, you must still be actively looking for employment while claiming unemployment benefits. We can help you understand what you will need to qualify for unemployment.
A loss of job/employment has to be “no fault of your own.” However, COVID19 has changed this temporarily. Connect with us and we can help determine if you qualify for unemployment or other assistance.
CUCS helps veterans with free access to a tax professional who can get the refunds and credits you’re entitled to including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which can be worth up to $9,083 for families.
For virtual tax preparation assistance, click here.
To qualify for this service you must:
1. Have an income in the 2021 calendar year of $60,000 or less
2. Be a NYC resident
3. Have a working email and cell phone number
4. Have veteran status
For assistance with this application or to schedule an in person appointment with a tax preparer, please reach out to us via the chat function or at 1-855-932-CUCS.