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Legal Aid in the news

Legal Aid in the news

Legal Aid of Nebraska wants every Nebraska to know about our free legal services. 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...

Is your family eligible for the child tax credit payments?

Is your family eligible for the child tax credit payments?

The federal child tax credit has the potential to lift millions of families out of poverty. Families are using the benefits for a number of expenses to support their children. Discover the following Q+A to help clarify questions about this crucial credit. Q. What is...

What to do if you’re missing a stimulus check

What to do if you’re missing a stimulus check

Most Nebraskans have already received (and spent!) their stimulus checks, but not everyone who is eligible has received the money they are owed from the government.  For those people, this year may be even more difficult than it has been for most of us. The good news...

The largest tax credit you’ve (probably) never heard of

The largest tax credit you’ve (probably) never heard of

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC, sometimes called EIC) is the largest tax credit many Nebraskans earn, yet only about 80% of eligible taxpayers receive the credit. Legal Aid of Nebraska is working hard to ensure that all eligible Nebraskans receive the tax credit they...

How to understand the new 2021 Child Tax Credit

How to understand the new 2021 Child Tax Credit

The Child Tax Credit is increased to $3,000 per qualifying child for tax year 2021 only Learn how your payments will be distributed Make sure you are set up to receive advance monthly payments sent directly to your bank account Since many working parents are facing...

What you need to know about the new stimulus plan

What you need to know about the new stimulus plan

Learn how to receive your paymentDiscover how to protect your stimulus payment from garnishmentFind out how to troubleshoot issues receiving your payment Last week, President Biden signed the American Recovery Act into law.  The bill is over 250 pages long, and...

Champion of Nebraska children and families retires

Champion of Nebraska children and families retires

Sidwell: The great communicator Countless Lincoln families and children lost an amazing advocate when Legal Aid of Nebraska’s attorney Scott Sidwell, 70, retired after 20 years of representing juvenile cases in court. A graduate of Kearney State College (now known as...