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Legal help and resources during the Coronavirus crisis.

Immigration

This video includes information about emergency Medicaid for COVID-19 testing and treatment for immigrants who are not usually eligible for Medicaid; Pandemic-EBT (SNAP) for school children who get free or reduced price lunch, which are benefits that will not count against you for public charge analysis; unemployment insurance for those with employment authorization; housing and the eviction moratorium; safety, abuse and how to get a restraining order; USCIS and courts in the public health emergency.

“Public Charge Rule” is a test applied by USCIS (immigration) when someone is applying for a green card for the first time or applying for admission to the U.S. to make sure they will not become a burden on the government.

Only a few state courthouses are operating and their business hours are limited. You may only enter an open courthouse if you are involved in a criminal arraignment or other criminal proceeding, filing or have a hearing for a Temporary Restraining Order or Civil Protection Order, or filing or have a hearing on an emergency motion for things like a temporary child custody or lockout case.

What is P-EBT? Will I get P-EBT? How do I get P-EBT?

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Dial 2-1-1 or go to 211ct.org for help with services in your community.

Coronavirus: Get information about court access, work, benefits, housing, and more. Visit www.ctlawhelp.org/coronavirus.
CT Rent Assistance Program Opens Wednesday, July 15.
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Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut is open to serve you! Call our legal aid hotline: 1-800-453-3320. You can also learn about our services and apply for legal help online.

Immigration

This video includes information about emergency Medicaid for COVID-19 testing and treatment for immigrants who are not usually eligible for Medicaid; Pandemic-EBT (SNAP) for school children who get free or reduced price lunch, which are benefits that will not count against you for public charge analysis; unemployment insurance for those with employment authorization; housing and the eviction moratorium; safety, abuse and how to get a restraining order; USCIS and courts in the public health emergency.

“Public Charge Rule” is a test applied by USCIS (immigration) when someone is applying for a green card for the first time or applying for admission to the U.S. to make sure they will not become a burden on the government.

Only a few state courthouses are operating and their business hours are limited. You may only enter an open courthouse if you are involved in a criminal arraignment or other criminal proceeding, filing or have a hearing for a Temporary Restraining Order or Civil Protection Order, or filing or have a hearing on an emergency motion for things like a temporary child custody or lockout case.

What is P-EBT? Will I get P-EBT? How do I get P-EBT?