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Did you know that ALL of Legal Aid of Nebraska’s services are FREE!

Clients who qualify for our services can get free legal assistance for civil legal issues such as:


Utility Shut Offs

Wage and Bank Account Garnishment/Debt Collection


Denial of Unemployment or Disability Benefits (e.g. SSI, AABDI)

Denial of Medicaid, SNAP, ADC/TANF and Other Public Benefits

Protection Order Hearings

2023 Homestead Exemption

Property tax relief is available for certain homeowners, but you must apply by June 30, 2023

Do you own and live in your home and:

  • – Are age 65 or older; or
  • – Have a qualifying physical or developmental disability; or
  • – Are a disabled veteran or a surviving spouse of a disabled veteran


If so, you may be eligible for the 2023 homestead exemption. You should check with your local county assessor’s office to see if you may qualify.

If you qualify for the homestead exemption, the amount you pay in property taxes may be reduced or you may not have to pay any property taxes at all.

You must apply for the homestead exemption by completing the Nebraska Homestead Exemption Application, Form 458 and filing the application with your county assessor before June 30, 2023. You must re-apply for the homestead exemption every year.

For more information about the homestead exemption, contact your local county assessor’s office or call the Nebraska Department of Revenue at 1-888-475-5101.

If you need assistance with completing the homestead exemption application, you can contact your local county assessor’s office or you can contact Legal Aid of Nebraska to apply for services.

Join us for virtual Tax Problem Solving Day!

Do you have a question about your taxes? Have you gotten a letter from the IRS that you don’t understand?

Join us for a virtual Tax Problem Solving Day! Legal Aid of Nebraska and the Taxpayer Advocate Service are partnering to answer your questions about taxes during this virtual clinic.

Participants may join the Zoom at any point during the time slot to get their questions answered in private meeting rooms with law attorneys and representatives from the IRS!

When: the last Tuesday of every month!

NOTE: No tax preparation services will be provided.

Do-It-Yourself (Pro Se) Divorce Clinics

Are you a resident of Madison, Dawson, Dodge, Gage, Hall, Jefferson, Saline or Buffalo County and seeking a divorce? Registration is open for our free monthly divorce clinics.

Clinics are held virtually once a month in each county. You must be low-income and pre-qualify for clinic. 

Maximum capacity is 21.

‘When you know you have a stable home, it makes your whole life stable.’

Isa Stewart came to Legal Aid of Nebraska when his landlord tried to evict him during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch his story to see how Legal Aid was able to keep him and his family in their home.

Legal Aid works tirelessly to provide equal justice for our clients. Click the button below to learn more about how we can help. 

How We Help

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Our seven offices across Nebraska help those who need it most.

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Self-Help Resources

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What We Do

Find out about our priority areas and what issues we can help with

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Walk-In Centers

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Blog & News

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Legal Aid in the news

Legal Aid in the news

Check out the links below to various news sources that have featured Legal Aid staff or reported on Legal Aid's activities, programs/projects, events, services, and just about any other way we work to make equal justice happen.The Stigma of the Scarlet E August 9,...

Medicaid Terminations May Be Coming for Some Nebraskans

Medicaid Terminations May Be Coming for Some Nebraskans

This article was written by Brandy Mutehart, Income & Benefits Unit Director During the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals and households receiving Medicaid coverage could not be terminated from their Medicaid program, even if their eligibility changed. This means...

Celebrating Women’s History Month: An Interview with Laurie Heer Dale

Celebrating Women’s History Month: An Interview with Laurie Heer Dale

Laurie Heer Dale is the Executive Director for Legal Aid of Nebraska. Heer Dale earned a Juris Doctor degree in 2000 from Creighton University School of Law and is admitted to practice law in Iowa and Nebraska.          A native of Iowa, she is married to Terry Dale...

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