Low Income Taxpayer Clinic: MidPenn`s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) provides free legal advice and representation to low-income taxpayers and taxpayers who speak English as a second language in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. Cases include: innocent spouse relief, injured spouse claims, audits, deficiency notices, earned income tax credit appeals, identity theft, privileges and duties, and contractual disputes between employees and self-employed individuals. LITC also manages tax education programs for Latin American social services and outreach organizations. Call 1-844-MPLS-TAX (844-675-7829) to contact LITC. NPLS has been providing free civil legal assistance for over 50 years. Learn more about our mission and history. Our programs are designed to advance our mission and provide vital services to our constituents. Look. Sometimes the bureaucracy doesn`t want to listen, especially when it makes a mistake.
A grandmother with limited income was informed that she had received an overpayment of $1,100 in her Social Security benefits and was ordered to pay it back. At that time, the woman was struggling to pay for a new roof and stove for the old house where she cared for her granddaughter. One of our legal aid membership programs, North Penn Legal Services, has appealed on his behalf. In the end, it was decided that the overpayment was Social Security`s fault, and the claim for reimbursement was withdrawn. Without legal assistance, the woman would have been unjustly punished. Nearly 400,000 people live in or less than 125% of poverty in northeastern Pennsylvania. At least 50% will deal with two or three civil law challenges each year. The most serious problems relate to their health, safety, housing, food security and their financial ability to support themselves and their families. We welcome you to our website and encourage you to apply for legal services online or by phone, make a donation to help us with this work, volunteer as a pro bono partner, or read about the many areas of civil law. North Penn Legal Services prides itself on the important work that all of our staff and volunteers do every day with clients in need. We help them solve the most pressing and urgent civil law issues and support self-advocates in their quest for access to justice. Legal Intervention for Victims and Empowerment: Through MidPenn`s Legal Intervention for Victims and Empowerment (LIVE) project, funded by grants from the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency, we can provide survivors of domestic and sexual violence with additional free legal representation in protection orders, family law, accommodation and eviction.
Currently, the LIVE project operates in Berks, Blair, Clearfield, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Lebanon, Schuylkill and York County. In Franklin, Fulton, Lancaster and York counties, specialized services are available for seniors who are victims of abuse and financial exploitation. North Penn Legal Services strives to resolve civil law issues and empower vulnerable populations through professional legal advocacy, advocacy, and education. Learn more and get involved. How to apply for legal services during COVID-19. Look. Join our dedicated legal aid team and make a difference. Ensuring the Economic Rights of Victims with Disabilities: Through MidPenn`s Economic Rights Insurance for Victims with Disabilities (SERV`D) program, MidPenn advocates for victims of crime, including survivors of domestic violence, who apply for Social Security benefits for disability related to victimization of the person and prevent the person from working. Join us for our annual fundraiser on October 14, 2022 and support NPLS` mission. Many sponsorship opportunities are available.
A victim can be a primary or secondary victim. The main victim is the person against whom the crime was committed. A secondary victim is someone who is affected by the crime, but who has not experienced the crime themselves. This is the case, for example, of a child who is exposed to domestic violence and whose ability to function has been severely impaired as a result, and who therefore applies for disability from social security. 1. Residents of Bedford, Blair, Centre, Clearfield, Huntingdon, Juniata or Mifflin counties. NPLS offers a variety of self-help resources, manuals, and videos on a variety of topics. Look. 2. Become a victim of crime.
A victim of crime is someone who has suffered physical, sexual, financial or emotional harm as a result of a crime. It is not necessary to have filed a criminal complaint for the person to be considered a victim. Labor Rights Project: MidPenn`s Labor Rights Project helps individuals overcome barriers to employment, obtain unemployment benefits, preserve their existing jobs, and clean up criminal records through deletions, file sealings, and pardons so they can find employment. 4. The disability prevents the person from working and must be related to the victimization of the individual. Outreach and community events help us raise awareness and share important information. Visit us at our next event and see how you can get involved. Find something to do. Looking for information on a specific area of law? Take a look at our resources page. *This program is supported by a grant from the PA Crime and Delinquency Commission (“CDCP”) under the Federal Victims of Crime Act (grant #28216). The views expressed in program documents do not necessarily represent the official position of the DCPC. To verify your eligibility, please call toll-free at 800-326-9177.
3. applied for Social Security disability benefits and were denied. “Rejected” means both 1) rejected after receiving a rejection letter from Social Security after applying to your local Social Security office, or 2) rejected after reconsideration of your application by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry`s Bureau of Disability Determination. Charitable Projects: MidPenn supports low-income individuals with charitable program issues so they can support themselves and their families. MidPenn provides free representation in unemployment benefits, medical assistance, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps), the Heating and Energy Assistance Program for Low-Income People (LIHEAP), and Infant and Female Children (WIC). For more information on the conditions for entitlement to social security benefits, see www.ssa.gov. Find the latest NPLS information and announcements. Volunteer lawyers bridge the gap between those who need help and those who receive it directly from legal aid.
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