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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...

Tax issues made simple thanks to Tax Law Project

Tax issues made simple thanks to Tax Law Project

When Nebraska residents need tax assistance on tax controversy issues, they turn to Legal Aid of Nebraska’s virtual Low-Income Tax Clinic (LITC). Tax controversy is the practice area of tax disputes with organizations such as the IRS or Department of Revenue. “The...

A message from the Executive Director

Summer 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives so much in the last four months, but it also has cast a long-time reality into sharp relief. Each day, we are reminded of the fact that grocery clerks, package deliverers, waiters, sanitation workers, meat...

An Open Letter to Our Clients and Community

An Open Letter to Our Clients and Community

Racial justice in Omaha, Lincoln, and in every Nebraska community, starts and stops with each of us, including our elected leaders, judges, law enforcement, and legal profession. It is all of our responsibility to make it happen. At Legal Aid of Nebraska, we stand in...

A legal safety net in times of crisis

A message from Legal Aid of Nebraska's Executive Director Milo Mumgaard: During today’s coronavirus crisis, Legal Aid of Nebraska is our legal safety net. From the first days when Nebraska schools closed and our streets rolled up, Legal Aid’s passionate staff and...