Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas

 

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Consumer
Protecting the rights of low-income and elderly consumers and preventing their victimization by unfair and often illegal sales and debt collection practices
Bankruptcy, Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Trade Practices, Conversion, Debt Collection, Home Improvement Fraud, Obtaining Financing and Other Issues, Title Issues, Wrongful Repossession
 

 

 

Family
Preserving, protecting, supporting, and stabilizing the lives and rights of families, particularly what remains of families ripped apart by violence and tragedy.
Adoption, Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Custody, Divorces Involving Family Violence, Enforcement of Access and Visitation, Modification of Visitation/Custody, Parental Rights Termination, Paternity, Termination and Adoption When Abuse is Alleged, Visitation Enforcement
 

 

 

Individual Rights
Preserving and protecting the legal rights of low-income citizens and their access to our fundamental institutions at federal, state, and local levels.
Civil Rights Violations, Discrimination, Discrimination by a Governmental Agency, Environmental Justice, Pauper's Access to Court
 

 

 

Other
 
Directive to Physician, Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, Guardianship Applications, Medical Insurance Eligibility or Claim Denial, Nursing Home Conditions, Obtaining Tax-Exempt Status, Public School Curriculum, Revocation of Probation or Parole for Children Deemed Delinquent in Supervision under Family Code, Rights to Education and Special Education, Small Estates, Special Education (IDEA), Student Loans, Suspensions, Truancy, Wills
 

 

 

 

Employment
Preserving and protecting employees' rights in the workplace and helping to provide access to benefit programs for the unskilled, unemployed, and underemployed.
Agency or Internal Reviews of Employee Grievances or Termination, Employee Benefits, Employment Discrimination, Occupational (Essential Needs) Drivers License, Removing Legal Impediments to Employment, Unlawful Termination, Wage Claims to Texas Workforce Commission Adjudication or Judicial Review
 

 

 

Housing
Preserving, protecting, and obtaining affordable, safe housing.
Code Enforcement Defense, Contract for Deed, Housing Discrimination, Landlord-Tenant Issues, Assistance with Home Titles, Preventing Foreclosure, Property Tax Foreclosure, Real Estate Documents, Unsafe or Unhealthy Housing, Evictions, Nursing Home Evictions
 

 

 

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC)
The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) represents low income taxpayers in matters before the Internal Revenue Service;
U. S. Tax Court litigation, release of Social Security and wage levies, identity theft, Earned Income Tax Credit examinations, innocent spouse petitions, audit reconsiderations, and collection alternatives such as Offers in Compromise
 

 

 

Public Benefits
Preserving, obtaining, and regaining benefits for persons eligible for financial assistance programs to provide economic stability.
County Assistance, Denial of Indigent Health Care Benefits by County Agency or Hospital District, Denial of Medicare or Medicaid Eligibility or Services, Food Stamps (SNAP), Health Program Coverage Denials, Health Program Denials, Home Health or Community-Based Alternative Denials, Social Security and SSI Disability Terminations, Social Security Benefits for a Child, Social Security Survivor, Dependents or Retirement Issues, SSI Disability Claims, Teen Pregnancy Disability Issues, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Transitional Child Care, Medicaid and other Welfare-to-Work Issues, Unemployment Compensation, Veterans Benefits