Tax Fraud and Identity Theft – Daughter Frauds Father Out of Receiving his Stimulus Check

Because Jordan was incarcerated for 10 months, he was unable to file a tax return for the 2019 tax year. As a result, when the pandemic hit in 2020, he did not receive Economic Impact Payment (EIP) or stimulus payment. He was frustrated and confused because he understood that every American was eligible as long as … Continue reading Tax Fraud and Identity Theft – Daughter Frauds Father Out of Receiving his Stimulus Check

Connecting Texas Kids To Medical Coverage – How COVID-19 has Impacted Family Life

The COVID-19 global health pandemic has caused widespread damage, including damage to the economy, right here in the United States. Families are suffering. They are desperate for money, food, shelter, and now, they need benefits to feed their families and take care of their children. COVID-19 has impacted family life, but thankfully Lone Star Legal Aid … Continue reading Connecting Texas Kids To Medical Coverage – How COVID-19 has Impacted Family Life

COVID-19 Pandemic and Domestic Violence: One Year Recap

Challenging circumstances like the COVID-19 health pandemic have increased tension between intimate partners and reduced access to resources. Domestic violence has increased since the beginning of the pandemic, and now one year later, cases are still rising.  The same can be said for child and animal abuse. Even though the public has been encouraged to … Continue reading COVID-19 Pandemic and Domestic Violence: One Year Recap

COVID-19 Resource: New Coronavirus Relief Bill Approved – The American Rescue Plan

On March 11, the White House approved the $1.9 Trillion Virus Relief Bill.  The bill includes: $1,400 checks$300/week jobless benefits$3B for mental health$14B for Department of Veterans Affairs$1,400/week in paid leave benefits$3,600 for child allowance $125B for K-12 schools$25B for rental assistance$25B for struggling restaurants $30B for public transit$14B for Covid-19 vaccinations, testing, treatment, and prevention Stimulus … Continue reading COVID-19 Resource: New Coronavirus Relief Bill Approved – The American Rescue Plan

National Consumer Protection Week: The Pandemic Scammer is not on Your Side

This week is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)'s National Consumer Protection Week. The week is  “designed to focus on the importance of keeping consumers informed while providing them with free resources explaining their rights in the marketplace.” This week offers information to keep consumers aware of potential scams and keep them protected with helpful prevention … Continue reading National Consumer Protection Week: The Pandemic Scammer is not on Your Side