Statewide Legal Services Available During COVID-19
Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, Inc. continues to serve Low-Income Clients during COVID-19 epidemic.
WETHERSFIELD, CT (April 30, 2020) – Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut; Inc., (“SLS”) the state’s only legal aid hotline serving all 169 cities and towns, announces that it continues to work remotely during the pendency of the COVID-19 crises. SLS’s experienced attorneys and advocates guide individuals with legal questions about health care access, public benefits, housing, unemployment and other problems, and also refer cases to other legal aid programs or to volunteer attorneys. To contact SLS, call the toll-free hotline, 1-800-453-3320 (or from Middletown and Hartford, 860-344-0380), Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Individuals may also apply for help by submitting a confidential, online application forlegal assistance to http://apply.slsct.org/.
COVID-19 has impacted our state in many ways, including those who need legal
assistance with legal issues. In response to ongoing challenges caused by this
epidemic, almost daily changes are being made to court and state agencies’ operations,to public benefits programs, and more. Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, and its regional Legal Aid Network partners – Connecticut Legal Services, Greater Hartford Legal Aid, and New Haven Legal Assistance – are currently tracking these changes.