Videos and Slideshows
These videos describe your child's rights under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These are federal laws, so the information is true for every state.You will learn about: - Setting up an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) - What to do if the school isn't following the IEP Get a PDF of this video that you can print out and read.
By: The Center for Children's Advocacy
This video is for people who get SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance). It will explain what you can do if Social Security sends you a letter telling you that they are going to take money out of your check for an overpayment. If you get SSI (Supplemental Security Income), we have a different video that will help you because the rules are not the same. If you don’t know if you are getting SSI or SSDI, you can call your local Social Security office to ask.Get a PDF of this video that you...
This video is for people who get SSI (Supplemental Security Income). It will explain what you can do if Social Security sends you a letter telling you that they are going to take money out of your check for an overpayment. If you get SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance), we have a different video that will help you because the rules are not the same. If you don’t know if you are getting SSI or SSDI, you can call your local Social Security office to ask.Get a PDF of this video that you...
Even if your apartment needs repairs, you need to pay your rent on time every month. If you don’t, you risk being evicted. The first thing you should do is ask your landlord to make the repairs. If that doesn’t work, keep paying your rent. You can try to get the repairs made by bringing a housing code enforcement lawsuit, also known as a Payment Into Court action. To learn more, watch this video, or see our full article, Tenants' Rights: Repairs.
This educational video provides an overview of the VA Disability Benefits application process. It explains many of the pitfalls one may experience while applying for VA benefits. This video contains legal information and not legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney. If you wish to learn more about legal programs available to veterans of the armed forces, please visit www.statesidelegal.org.
A temporary restraining order is an order from the court that tells someone to stop hurting or threatening to hurt you. In this video, you will learn how to apply for a restraining order.
This video explains every Connecticut worker’s wage rights.
This video will help you learn what to do if you're a renter and the building you live in is being foreclosed. It's important to remember that tenants don't have to move right away in a foreclosure. After a foreclosure, you have the right to stay in your home for at least 90 days while you look for a new place to live. To learn more, watch this video or read our more in-depth article, "Is Your Landlord Going Through Foreclosure? What a Tenant Needs to Know." If you have very low income...
This video will guide you through the uncontested divorce process in Connecticut. Uncontested means that you and your spouse agree on all issues surrounding the divorce such as child custody, visitation, and dividing up your belongings and debts. These laws apply to Connecticut only. You can also watch this video in Spanish and Polish.