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Legal help and resources during the Coronavirus crisis.

Benefits, Money, and Debt

You can still file a simple return before November 21, 2020 and get stimulus money – and you should! This deadline applies only to people who have not filed a 2019 federal tax return, have not already received a stimulus payment, and have not registered already for the stimulus payment.

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

Due to COVID-19, everyone who gets SNAP will get the full amount of SNAP for their household size for March and April.

Most state courthouses and clerk’s offices have re-opened to the public. If you have questions about the status of your case or about visiting the court in person, you can call the court where your case is being heard and follow the instructions to speak with a court staff person, email questions to a Court Service Center staff person, or look up your case online.

Here is the latest from DSS regarding the COVID-19 crisis.

On March 12, 2020, the CT Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA), which regulates some utility companies in Connecticut, ordered that the utility companies they regulate* cannot shut off utilities for residential customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. Eligible customers will get up to $9.25 toward their bill. Learn more about Lifeline.

The prohibition of all utility shut offs for regulated residential electric, gas and water utilities during the COVID-19 emergency has expired. If you cannot pay your gas or electric bill during the COVID-19 pandemic because of a financial hardship, here is what you can do.

Get the latest information for Connecticut residents on the COVID-19 outbreak, including checks from the government, court access, DSS benefits, health insurance, drivers's licenses, housing, foreclosures, immigration, utilities, unemployment, and more.

The Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program provides an additional $300 per week in benefits to anyone who has been unemployed since 8/1/2020 who is getting at least $100 in unemployment benefits (counting the $15 per dependent dependency allowance) under any unemployment benefit program. The worker must self-certify that they are unemployed or partially unemployed due to disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Get help from 2-1-1

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

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Status of State Courts during COVID-19

Most of the state's courthouses and clerk's offices have reopened. Get information about courthouses during COVID-19.

Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut is open to serve you! Call 1-800-453-3320, learn about our services, or apply for legal help online.
The State’s Temporary Rental Housing Assistance Program (TRHAP) will reopen on Monday, October 26, 2020. Get more information on the TRHAP website.

Benefits, Money, and Debt

You can still file a simple return before November 21, 2020 and get stimulus money – and you should! This deadline applies only to people who have not filed a 2019 federal tax return, have not already received a stimulus payment, and have not registered already for the stimulus payment.

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

Due to COVID-19, everyone who gets SNAP will get the full amount of SNAP for their household size for March and April.

Most state courthouses and clerk’s offices have re-opened to the public. If you have questions about the status of your case or about visiting the court in person, you can call the court where your case is being heard and follow the instructions to speak with a court staff person, email questions to a Court Service Center staff person, or look up your case online.

Here is the latest from DSS regarding the COVID-19 crisis.

On March 12, 2020, the CT Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA), which regulates some utility companies in Connecticut, ordered that the utility companies they regulate* cannot shut off utilities for residential customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. Eligible customers will get up to $9.25 toward their bill. Learn more about Lifeline.

The prohibition of all utility shut offs for regulated residential electric, gas and water utilities during the COVID-19 emergency has expired. If you cannot pay your gas or electric bill during the COVID-19 pandemic because of a financial hardship, here is what you can do.

Get the latest information for Connecticut residents on the COVID-19 outbreak, including checks from the government, court access, DSS benefits, health insurance, drivers's licenses, housing, foreclosures, immigration, utilities, unemployment, and more.

The Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program provides an additional $300 per week in benefits to anyone who has been unemployed since 8/1/2020 who is getting at least $100 in unemployment benefits (counting the $15 per dependent dependency allowance) under any unemployment benefit program. The worker must self-certify that they are unemployed or partially unemployed due to disruptions caused by COVID-19.