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Having trouble paying your bills? Bankruptcy is a legal way to get rid of certain debts and give you a fresh start. You may not need to file bankruptcy because you're already protected. Read this to find out if bankruptcy could help you.
Read this brochure to learn about what a scam is, why seniors are frequent targets of scams, who the scammers are, what the most common scams are, what you can do to prevent becoming a victim of a scam, and who to contact if you are a victim of a scam.
This slidecast by the Connecticut Judicial Branch shows the most common responses for a person who is being sued in a civil case.
If you are behind in paying your bills, someone will probably contact you to collect the money you owe. You might owe money on a car loan, credit card accounts, medical bills, utility bills, home mortgage and others.
This educational video provides information on the Earned Income Tax Credit program as well as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. This video also lets you know about some free resources that will help you get the most from your income tax return.
The “Grandparent Scam” has been perpetrated for several years and continues to impact elders throughout the country.
Buying a funeral contract lets you make your own funeral arrangements in advance, instead of having your family or the state make them. Read this article to learn what to look for, what happens to the money, how it can help if you are applying for Medicaid, and more.
Be aware of these common scams so you can avoid them.
Small Claims Court has special rules that make representing yourself easier and the process faster. The court decides if the person suing should get money to compensate (pay back) for the loss. Read this article to find out: What you can sue for, how you start it, what happens at the hearing and...
This class is for people who got a Notice of Overpayment from the Social Security Administration (SSA). A Notice of Overpayment is a letter that says you owe Social Security money.
This class is for people who got a Notice of Overpayment from the Social Security Administration (SSA). A Notice of Overpayment is a letter that says you owe Social Security money.
Is money being taken out of your pay because you owe money? A wage attachment is a court order that forces your employer to take money from your paycheck to pay the debt. Read this to learn: when that can happen, how much they can take, what you can do if you can’t afford it, and more.
2-1-1 is a free service that can help you with many different kinds of problems, including substance abuse, domestic violence, suicide prevention, financial problems, and more. It is available 24 hours a day and 365 days per year.
Vocational schools, also known as trade or career schools, can help you train for a variety of jobs. Read these pages by the Federal Trade Commission to learn how to research a trade school before you attend.
The CT Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is the lead state agency on eliminating discrimination through civil and human rights enforcement.File a Discrimination Complaint
Verify a professional's license, Do Not Call Registry, more.
The Judicial Branch has a list of Connecticut State Marshals on their website or at the clerk's office in your local courthouse.
CTEnergyInfo was developed by the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control, Energy Conservation Management Board and Institute for Sustainable Energy to help consumers navigate the ever increasing number of energy-related resources.
This pamphlet by the National Consumer Law Center can help you learn what to do if you are being harassed by debt collectors. 
The goal of the FamilyWize® Community Service Partnership is to reduce the cost of medicine for children, families and individuals by distributing a free prescription drug discount card. Anyone can use this card. Follow the link above to...
To find a location, go to www.ctsummerfood.org, text "CTMeals" to 877-877, or dial 2-1-1.
I-CAN!® E-file is a service of a non-profit with a mission of providing services to low-income persons and seniors.
The Earned Income Tax Credit or the EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low to moderate income working individuals and families. Find out if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit by answering some questions and...
The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program offers free tax help from trained and certified volunteers to low- to moderate-income (generally, $42,000 and below) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Trained volunteers in...
Operation Fuel provides assistance to Connecticut residents to help them cover their energy costs.Bookmark this link and check it often to get the latest information about Operation Fuel program updates.
Call 2-1-1 for a listing of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites in Connecticut.Also see the Connecticut Association for Human Services' page on Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Earned Income Credit.
The Appearance form tells the court that you plan to participate in the case and that you should get a notice whenever something happens in the case. This form is also used to tell the court when you have changed your address.Help text for...
Watch this slidecast if you're being sued in civil (not criminal) court.Watch the slidecast...By: The Connecticut Judicial Branch
This educational video provides information on the Earned Income Tax Credit program as well as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. This video also lets you know about some free resources that will help you get the most from your...
The “Grandparent Scam” has been perpetrated for several years and continues to impact elders throughout the country.
This video describes how to make a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) if someone cheats you out of your money or you've spotted a scam. Go...