Carr v. Bremby Settlement

The Final Approval Hearing will take place on August 29, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at the following address:

Brien McMahon Federal Building
United States District Court
915 Lafayette Blvd.
Courtroom Four – Annex
Bridgeport, CT 06604

 

Below are documents relating to the settlement of the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Connecticut Medicaid recipients using Non-emergency Medical Transportation services against the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) and Veyo.

Click here to see a copy of the Settlement Agreement entered into among the parties.

Click here to read the “Posted Notice” which contains a summary of the Settlement Agreement and explains the rights of class members.

(La traducción al español se publicará el 11 de julio o antes. Continúe revisando el sitio web para ver las actualizaciones.)

Click here to download and print a copy of the “Opt-Out Form.” To remove yourself from the class and the settlement agreement the “Opt-Out Form” must be returned according to the directions on the form.

Looking for HUD Associated Housing in CT (the March 2022 Blue Book)

The publication covers the following topics: how to apply for affordable housing, a list of all of HUD associated properties in CT, what to do if you’re experiencing homelessness, information on veteran programs for housing and homelessness, discrimination information and how to file a complaint, eviction information, legal aid assistance, housing counseling agencies, housing rehabilitation programs, and how to report fraud.

Download the HUD Blue Book

CT Child Care Tax Rebate – Apply Now!

  • Are you a Connecticut resident with one or more children ages 18 or under?
  • Did you claim your children when you filed your federal tax return for 2021?

If you answered both questions with “YES,” you might be eligible for the Connecticut Child Tax
Rebate!

The state will mail parents or guardians of children up to $250 per child (up to three children) if they apply with the Department of Revenue Services between June 1 and July 31, 2022.

It is easy to apply—you can use your computer, your tablet, or your phone.

Go to CT.GOV/DRS to learn more and to apply.

Read more about it here

Renters’ Rights on WFSB News via Facebook Live

Tuesday 2/22

Thank you to Natalia Planell, an attorney in our housing unit, who began this series on Renters’ Rights on WFSB News via Facebook Live.

Watch it from last night – https://fb.watch/bk-PtbrXBH/

 

Tune in tonight on WFSB’s FB Live at 6:35pmEST to see Jane Kelleher answer your questions about evictions!

 

Wednesday 2/23

Have you seen our attorneys on FB Live recently? CLS attorneys are answering YOUR housing questions on WFSB’s Renters’ Rights series on Facebook Live.

 

Tonight at 6:35pmEST Catharine Freeman will be talking about living in rental properties with broken items or bad conditions. Make sure you follow us to hear about our upcoming events!

 

#advancingjustice #housing #rentersrights #legalaid #FBlive #rent #rights #tenants #landlords #law #livingconditions #eviction

Connecticut Legal Services announces services under Connecticut’s Right to Counsel program

Have you heard about Connecticut’s Right to Counsel Program? Check out our press release on the exciting initiative that we are a part of!

CLS is proud to join Greater Hartford Legal Aid, New Haven Legal Assistance Association, and Statewide Legal Services in this coordinated legal effort to help tenants under the Right to Counsel Program administered by the Connecticut Bar Foundation. Anyone needing assistance should call the Right to Counsel hotline at 1-800-559-1565 to determine their eligibility for services.

RTCPressRelease

 

You might be eligible for a third stimulus payment of $1400

You might be eligible for stimulus payments, even if you don’t have a permanent address, income, job, or bank account.

Many people who don’t normally file a tax return and don’t receive federal benefits may be eligible to receive Economic Impact Payments (EIPs), also known as stimulus payments, but may not realize it. This includes those without a permanent address, income, a job, or a bank account.  In addition, a December 2020 law changed eligibility requirements for EIPs. Now, some people who don’t meet the Social Security Number requirements can get the third EIP for each qualifying dependent if those dependents have SSNs.

 

Eligibility: Income limits apply, but generally, people are eligible for the third EIP if they:

  • are a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident alien,
  • are not another taxpayer’s dependent, and
  • have an SSN that is valid for employment (for the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit) or a valid SSN (for the third Economic Impact Payment).

Special rules apply to filers who do not have an SSN if they have qualifying dependents.

 

The third Economic Impact Payment amount is:

  • $1,400 for an eligible individual with a valid Social Security number ($2,800 for married couples filing a joint return if both spouses have a valid Social Security number or if one spouse has a valid Social Security number and one spouse was an active member of the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the taxable year)
  • $1,400 for each qualifying dependent with a valid Social Security number or Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number issued by the IRS

 

Unlike the first two payments, the third payment is not restricted to children under 17. Eligible individuals will get a payment based on all their qualifying dependents claimed on their return, including older relatives like college students, adults with disabilities, parents and grandparents.

 

For more information on EIP eligibility requirements, visit Third Economic Impact Payment on IRS.gov.

 

Eligible people can receive the third Economic Impact Payment by:

  • Using IRS Free File to file a Form 1040 for tax year 2020, or
  • Using the Non-filer Sign-up tool on IRS.gov, which can help people who don’t normally file a tax return get advance payments of the Child Tax Credit as well as Economic Impact Payments and the Recover Rebate Credit.

 

The FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a temporary monthly broadband bill discount for qualifying low-income households

 

  • Up to a $50/month discount on broadband service and associated equipment rentals
  • Up to a $75/month discount for household on qualifying Tribal lands
  • One-time discount up to $100 for laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)
  • One monthly service discount and one device discount allowed per household.

https://youtu.be/G-TaMzKJRg4

Project ReSIDe has openings for paid survey participants

The Housing and Health Lab at the Yale School of Public Health is conducting a new study, Project ReSIDE, which investigates the effect of rental assistance for people with Type 2 Diabetes.

In order to be eligible for the study, participants are required to be on a waitlist for rental assistance, have Type 2 Diabetes, and live in the state of Connecticut. The main goal of the study is to show the impact of receiving rental assistance for people with chronic health conditions. Compensation includes $75 at each study wave — for a total of $375 over the 2.5 years.

Flyer with more information about the study

File Your Taxes for Credits Up to $15,000

Filing your taxes this year is a must!

If you don’t you could be missing out on thousands of dollars (up to $15,000) intended to help stabilize individuals and families during these tough times.

MORE STIMULUS MONEY IS AVAILABLE BUT YOU MUST FILE BY MAY 17TH!

 

Read or Download Our Flyer

 

 

 

  • Did you receive any or all of the $600, $1200 or $1400 Stimulus Payments?

If you did, then you likely qualify.  If not, you may still qualify, but you need to file your taxes with the IRS

  • Did you have any earnings in 2020?

If so, you may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (ETIC)

-as much as $1500 if you do not have children OR up to $6000 if you have kids.

  • Do you have kids?

If so, you may qualify for $3,000 for each child ($3,600 if the child is under 6) through the Child Tax Credit (CTC) but you need to file with the IRS.

 

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Example – A parent with 2 children under six without a job or other earnings would get: 1st Stimulus Payment : $1200+$1000 [$500 dependent x 2] = $2200 + 2nd Stimulus Payment: $600 x 3 = $1800 + 3rd Stimulus Payment: $1400 stimulus x 3 = $4200 + CTC $3600 x 2 = $7200   TOTAL: $15,400

 

 

HOW DO I APPLY?