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Legal help and resources during the Coronavirus crisis.

Work and School

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) released guidelines for businesses that will be allowed to reopen during Phase 1 of the state’s reopening plan. Also see: Workplace Rules for Essential Employers. As of June 17, certain businesses have been allowed to reopen for Phase 2.

You have been called back to work… Now what? Workers across CT are facing a hard dilemma about how to balance risks to their health and livelihood with employer requests that they return to work.

On April 1, 2020, a new law went into effect that requires some employers to give their employees paid leave for reasons related to COVID-19. This law will remain in place until December 31, 2020.

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.

This article answers some commonly asked questions about education during the Coronavirus crisis, and includes information for parents of students who get special education services.

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.

“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.

You may be eligible to collect unemployment benefits if your employer terminated you, furloughed you, or laid you off; you are self-quarantining; or you are the primary caregiver for children whose school is closed.

Delays in education are going to be inevitable. Families should consult their school district's website. Districts are putting distance learning into place as quickly as possible, but it may look different in each district.

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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.
Get more information.
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.

Work and School

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) released guidelines for businesses that will be allowed to reopen during Phase 1 of the state’s reopening plan. Also see: Workplace Rules for Essential Employers. As of June 17, certain businesses have been allowed to reopen for Phase 2.

You have been called back to work… Now what? Workers across CT are facing a hard dilemma about how to balance risks to their health and livelihood with employer requests that they return to work.

On April 1, 2020, a new law went into effect that requires some employers to give their employees paid leave for reasons related to COVID-19. This law will remain in place until December 31, 2020.

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.

This article answers some commonly asked questions about education during the Coronavirus crisis, and includes information for parents of students who get special education services.

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.

“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.

You may be eligible to collect unemployment benefits if your employer terminated you, furloughed you, or laid you off; you are self-quarantining; or you are the primary caregiver for children whose school is closed.

Delays in education are going to be inevitable. Families should consult their school district's website. Districts are putting distance learning into place as quickly as possible, but it may look different in each district.