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April 2021 News for Community Partners from Legal Aid (Available in Spanish)


Posted April 19, 2021
2:55 pm


We provided this update to community partners and public officials this week with updates on events and other newsworthy items. 

If you are on-staff at a local organization or with a government agency, email us with a request to join the mailing list.  Include your name, title, organization and email in the note. You will begin receiving Legal Aid's bi-weekly updates upon receipt. 

Ohio Benefits System Down for Maintenance
April 22 – 26
The Ohio Benefits system will be down for maintenance from April 22 at 3pm through Tuesday, April 27 at 8:00am. You may not be able to access benefits.ohio.gov or the Ohio Benefits' call center during this time. Any case documents should be submitted as soon as possible for processing to avoid delays. Please spread the word!

COVID-19 Impact Payment Guide
Do you serve clients who still have not received their first, second, or third Economic Impact Payments (“stimulus checks”)? Legal Aid recently compiled a complete guide to receiving these payments on our website: lasclev.org/economicimpactpaymentguide

Free Tax Help Available
The IRS extended the individual tax filing deadline to May 17. Are your clients looking for free, professional tax help? Legal Aid works with several free tax preparation programs.

Legal Aid is Hiring!

Legal Aid is hiring for a variety of positions, including a Spanish-speaking intake specialist, an Accountant, staff attorneys, and others. Visit our jobs page to learn more and apply: lasclev.org/careers.

#CLEReentryWeek2021
April 26 – April 30

Legal Aid is proud to help promote and lead another year of events to honor National Reentry Week. Join the conversation by using #CLEReentryWeek2021 from April 26 – 30 on social media.

This year, Legal Aid will be hosting:

  • A month-long virtual expungement clinic in partnership with Cleveland Councilman Basheer Jones, sponsored by Zillow.
  • A Twitter chat on housing with partners from Eden, Inc., Fair Housing Center for Rights & Research, Towards Employment, and more.
  • A Conversation About Fair Housing featuring Eric Sirota, Director of Housing Justice at the Shriver Center on Poverty Law. Legal Aid is co-hosting this event with The Shriver Center, Enterprise Community Partners, and the Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry.
  • A Legal Aid at the Library: LIVE on Facebook – Record Sealing Legal Aid attorneys and Cleveland Library staff will talk with friends from the Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry, the Cuyahoga County Public Defender's Office, and Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

For more information about Reentry Week, visit: lasclev.org/03252021-2. 

Life & The Law - Conversations About Your Rights
April 22 @ 10:00 am

On April 22nd at 10:00 am, our attorneys will be live on WOVU to share important legal information and answer listener questions about housing. Want to tune in? Visit this link at 10:00 am on April 22nd to stream the conversation through your web browser. You can also download the WOVU 95.9 FM app on Google Play or the App Store, or simply tune in to 95.9 FM on your radio dial.

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Sistema de beneficios de Ohio estará inactivo por mantenimiento
22-26 de Abril
El Sistema de Beneficios de Ohio estará inactivo por mantenimiento desde el 22 de abril a las 3 pm hasta el martes 27 de abril a las 8:00 am. Es posible que no pueda acceder a benefits.ohio.gov o al centro de llamadas de los  Beneficios de Ohio durante este tiempo. Todos los documentos del caso deben enviarse lo antes posible para su procesamiento para evitar retrasos. ¡Por favor difunda  el mensaje!

Guía de pago de impacto COVID-19
¿Atiende a clientes que aún no han recibido su primer, segundo o tercer pago de impacto económico (“cheques de estímulo”)? Legal Aid recientemente compiló una guía completa para recibir estos pagos en nuestro sitio web: lasclev.org/economicimpactpaymentguide

Ayuda gratuita para los impuestos
El IRS extendió la fecha límite para la declaración de impuestos individuales hasta el 17 de mayo. ¿sus clientes están buscando ayuda gratuita profesional para la preparación de impuestos? Legal Aid trabaja con varios programas gratuitos de preparación de los impuestos.

¡Legal Aid está contratando!
Legal Aid está contratando para una variedad de puestos, incluyendo a un especialista de admisión que hable en español, un contador, abogados, y más. Visite nuestra página de empleos para obtener más información y postularse: lasclev.org/careers.

#CLEReentryWeek2021
26 de abril - 30 de abril
Legal Aid se enorgullece de ayudar a promover y liderar otro año de eventos para honrar la Semana Nacional de Reingreso. Únase a la conversación usando #CLEReentryWeek2021 del 26 al 30 de abril en las redes sociales.

Este año, Legal Aid estará organizando:

Para obtener más información sobre la Semana de Reingreso, visite: lasclev.org/03252021-2.

La vida y la ley: conversaciones sobre sus derechos
22 de abril a las 10:00 a.m.
El 22 de abril a las 10:00 am, nuestros abogados estarán en vivo en WOVU para compartir información legal importante y responder preguntas de los oyentes sobre vivienda. ¿Quieres escuchar? Visite este enlace  a las 10:00 am el 22 de abril para transmitir la conversación a través de su navegador web. También puede descargar la aplicación WOVU 95.9 FM en Google Play o App Store, o simplemente escuchar en 95.9 FM en el dial de su radio.

Anne K. Sweeney
Managing Attorney for Community Engagement

Direct: 216.861.5242
Main: 216.861.5500

Email: anne.sweeney@lasclev.org

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