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Situation: So often the working poor are spending every waking hour struggling to earn the income needed for their family, but it’s just not enough. Such was the case of a mother and father with two children. They both worked and were also attending school in the little spare time they had, so they could carve out a better life for their family.
The couple received childcare benefits because their jobs didn't pay enough to cover day care costs. The agency issuing the benefit made a series of mistakes, and the couple wound up with a large unpaid day care bill, and termination of the benefit.
Action: The couple came to Legal Aid, and one of our attorneys filed an appeal. After a full hearing, the Administrative Law Judge said the client’s day care benefits had been wrongly terminated, and restored them.
Result: This family can now resume their efforts to create a better future for their family. As the client wrote us, “I am beyond fortunate to have met you. Without your help and guidance, none of this would have been possible.”
Mid-Minnesota Lega Aid's Minneapolis Office serves poor and vulnerable people in Hennepin county. To learn more about our programs and the people we serve, go to www.mylegalaid.org
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