Legal Aid is bringing attorneys and Wi-Fi-enabled legal resources to people in remote locations who otherwise would not have access to these services. Learn how Justice Buses are providing on-the-spot legal help to people in 20 Minnesota counties – one stop at a time.

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MINNESOTA DISABILITY LAW CENTER

Persistence pays off for family seeking disability benefits

AJ was born in Texas with spina bifida and a number of other health issues. His grandmother, Alfreida Connell, brought him to Minnesota soon after his birth in 2016. After multiple surgeries, he still wears braces on his legs. He has marked limitations in moving and manipulating objects, and...

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Securing Access to Federal Stimulus Payments

In April of 2020, many people saw $1,200 pop up in their bank accounts as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) started distributing Economic Impact Payments (EIP). However, it wasn’t that easy for millions of people with low or no income who didn’t have a bank account on file with the...

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CITIZENSHIP

Citizenship Day event guides immigrants through process

Citizenship Day at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (Minneapolis College) was one of MMLA’s last in-person community workshops held before the pandemic. In late January of 2020, Legal Aid staff worked with volunteer attorneys, advocates, and law students to guide eligible immigrants through the citizenship application process with full legal...

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