Foreclosure and Exploitation: Older Man Coerced into Agreeing to Enter an Unfair Payment Agreement

Richard, 64, and his siblings, inherited the father’s home in 2018 along with roughly $9000 in past due property taxes including penalties and interest. After their father’s passing, Richard moved into the home, maintaining the property and paying the bills which included making payments towards the taxes.  When the Covid pandemic hit, Richard had trouble keeping up with the payments and with the threat of foreclosure looming, he sought relief in the … Continue reading Foreclosure and Exploitation: Older Man Coerced into Agreeing to Enter an Unfair Payment Agreement

Finally Free, A Domestic Violence Story of Justice

In 2019, Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) Staff Attorney, Cheranda Robertson represented Samantha, a survivor of severe domestic violence and continual sexual assault from her husband Josh. When Robertson entered the case, the trial was in about a month and mediation resulted in a dead end. The property they shared consisted of three real estate properties, four vehicles, and personal effects.  The couple came to California from … Continue reading Finally Free, A Domestic Violence Story of Justice

Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage – Child Denied Medical Benefits

In December of 2020, Anita started a Medicaid application for her two children, ages 13 and 15, while her 13 year-old child was still in the hospital, not able to breathe after contracting COVID-19. Anita was awarded the Medicaid Spend Down Program for both of her sons which is awarded to help with medical payments. The children were denied regular Medicaid and CHIP benefits because, according to HHSC, Anita’s income was too high to … Continue reading Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage – Child Denied Medical Benefits

Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage – Pregnant Teen in need of Medical and Nutritional Benefits

Michelle applied for services with Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) at the Spring Branch Family Development Center Outreach Enrollment Clinic in May 2021, as a minor, with her mother signing as her guardian. Michelle was 28 weeks pregnant at the time and needed health and nutritional benefits so she could regularly visit her doctor for … Continue reading Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage – Pregnant Teen in need of Medical and Nutritional Benefits

Family In Need of Health Care Benefits to Cover Deceased Child’s Medical Bills

Mrs. Martinez’s son Jason was 13 years old when he passed away from a severe illness. Jason was in the hospital from December 2020 to January 2021. With medical bills piling up, Mrs. Martinez applied for Medicaid and was never sent an approval or denial letter for the deceased child. While he was still living, the hospital continuously reached out to collect the mounting debt and insensitive phone calls … Continue reading Family In Need of Health Care Benefits to Cover Deceased Child’s Medical Bills