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EXAMPLES OF CASES WE HANDLE INCLUDE:

  • Reemployment assistance benefits
  • IRS tax disputes
  • Government benefits
  • Child support modification for non-custodial parents who are participants of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families and the Ryan White program
  • Help for organizations revitalizing neighborhoods
  • Select consumer cases for low wage wrkers including garnishment, credit repair and debt collection defense

 

  • This Project represents elderly and disabled adults who have been denied Supplemental Security Income and Disability Insurance benefits in administrative hearings before the Social Security Administration. With the help of the project’s skilled attorneys, over 80% of benefit denials are reversed at the hearing level, bringing much needed cash and Medicaid benefits to these individuals.

    This Project is funded by the Legal Services Corporation and the Florida Bar Foundation.

    Click here for a flyer on Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income. Spanish | Creole
    Click here for a flier on What to do if the Social Security Administration denies benefits after a hearing

  • Low income taxpayers are the most highly audited group in the United States. Studies show that legal representation of low income taxpayers significantly increases positive outcomes in their cases. LSGMI’s comprehensive Clinic provides free tax advice and legal representation to resolve income tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service. The Clinic assists in audits, appeals, tax litigation, and collection matters. Clinic staff also educates community providers and residents about a variety of tax issues including IRS Audits, Earned Income Tax Credit, Tax Consequences to Foreclosure, and Innocent/Injured Spouse Tax Relief.

    This Project is funded in part by the Internal Revenue Service.

    For more information about the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic click here.
    For information about the Earned Income Credit click here.
    Private attorneys who need information on the nearest LITC click here. 
    To volunteer with LSGMI’s Clinic contact Mary Ann David.
    For 2013 AARP Tax Prep Sites in Miami-Dade and Monroe County click here.
    For 2013 IRS VITA Sites in Miami-Dade County click here.

  • One of our top priorities is to promote economic security for clients so that they can obtain and preserve a source of income. The Reemployment Assistance Project establishes eligibility for reemployment assistance benefits to help people avoid falling into poverty and homelessness while they seek new employment.

    This Project is funded by the Legal Services Corporation and the Florida Bar Foundation.

    Click here for a flier on Partial Unemployment Benefits | Spanish | Creole
    Click here for a flier on the Unemployment Insurance Program
    Click here for a flier on Unemployment Compensation Discovery Request Instructions
    Click Here to learn more about Florida Extended Unemployment Compensation Benefits.

* Figures are for 2013.

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