Kentucky legal aid orgs launch COVID-19 helpline
Organizations that provide free legal services to people with financial difficulty have created a helpline to provide legal advice on issues that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The agencies, the Access to Justice Commission, Kentucky Legal Aid, Legal Aid Society, Legal Aid of the Bluegrass and AppalRed Legal Aid, created the COVID-19 Legal Helpline to reach people facing civil issues, such as evictions, problems receiving unemployment payments and other benefits and medical issues or problems with Medicaid and Medicare.
The helpline will connect callers with attorneys who can provide legal advice or the phone, or connect a caller with an aid office for a meeting with an attorney. All of the legal services, including in-person representation, are free to people who qualify.