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Attention Medicaid Beneficiaries: Notice of Your Rights Under Hawkins v. Cohen

Hawkins v. Cohen (5:17-CV-581 E.D.N.C.) is a federal lawsuit filed in 2017 on behalf of Medicaid beneficiaries in North Carolina. The case concerns improper terminations of Medicaid benefits. The Court hearing the case has certified it as a class action. This means that the case is to help not just the people who filed the …

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NC Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Pachas

Remands Case to N.C. Court of Appeals Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy’s fight for healthcare access continues today as the North Carolina Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the Center to vacate a North Carolina Court of Appeals ruling in the case of Pachas v. NC Dept of Health Human Services. The Court concluded …

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The Impact of a Shutdown

The federal government has been operating under a partial shutdown for more than 35 days as Congress and the president struggle to agree on a plan to reopen and continue funding the government. In a lot of ways, this political stalemate only exacerbates the problems of those Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy serves, threatening the …

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Free Tax Preparation Available During Tax Season

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites will open in February to assist low-income tax payers in filing their 2018 income taxes. Site locations are open across Mecklenburg County as well as in Concord, Gastonia and Indian Trail. Find a site near you and get FREE assistance preparing your taxes before the April 15 deadline.

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HUD Should Stay Foreclosures During Shutdown

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy has joined housing advocates from across the country in signing on to a letter requesting that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development place a hold on all judicial and non-judicial foreclosure activity during the ongoing federal government shutdown. Read the full letter: January 23, 2019 Ben Carson, Secretary …

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Submit Comments Against Dangerous “Public Charge” Proposal

Yesterday, the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published for public comment proposed changes to the “public charge” rules that will effectively overhaul our nation’s immigration system to restrict immigration access based on income. The proposed rules target immigrants legally seeking permanent resident status in the U.S. forcing them to choose between family unity …

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New Public Charge Rule Hurts Families

Proposed Changes Will Hurt Families, Communities This week, the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will release proposed regulations that will drastically change the “public charge” rules that apply to immigrants legally seeking permanent resident status in the U.S. If the proposed rule is finalized, this change would be a dangerous departure from policies …

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Consumers Beware During Hurricane Season

Consumer scams are common during and after natural disasters, like hurricanes. As N.C. residents prepare for the threat of Hurricane Florence, we at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy urge consumers to also be wary of potential scams as they ride out the storm. Here are some tips from consumer attorney Ed Byron: Price gouging is …

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Calling All Pro Bono Volunteers!

Join Us Sept. 5 for the Charlotte Triage Pro Bono Project Kickoff On September 5, our Access to Justice Pro Bono Partners Program is launching the Charlotte Triage Pro Bono Project to address a wide range of unmet civil legal needs in the Charlotte area. What: Charlotte Triage Pro Bono Project Kickoff When: Wednesday, September …

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Legal Assistance Helps CPCC Students Find Opportunity

Janessa, 21, had been taking classes at Central Piedmont Community College in hopes of earning a degree that will put her on a better path in life when she walked into the campus Single Stop office last fall. A few years ago, she found herself hanging out with the wrong friends and making bad decisions …

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