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Immigrant & Refugee Law Center

Immigration and refugee law services play a crucial role in the lives of low-income individuals and families who face legal challenges in their efforts to navigate the complex and often confusing US immigration system. For many, the prospect of paying for legal representation is out of reach, leaving them vulnerable

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Shared by United Resource Connection May 8, 2024

Ohio Name Change Legal Clinic

If you have questions about legally changing you or your child’s name and/or gender designation on identity documents in Ohio, FREE confidential legal clinics are available. The clinics are held virtually, every second Wednesday of the month, from 6pm to 8pm, online. Registration is required at least 48 hours in

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Shared by United Resource Connection May 1, 2024

Tax Day is Coming: How to File an Extension

Tax Day is Monday April 15th this year. If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, whether you must file a federal income tax return depends on your gross income, your filing status, your age, and whether you are a dependent. If you must file a tax return, these are

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Shared by United Resource Connection April 12, 2024

Get A Library Card!

Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library Cards are available to all Ohio residents. You can get a library card by completing an online application or by stopping by your local branch. Having a library card offers numerous benefits that extend beyond the simple act of borrowing books. Library cards grant

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Shared by United Resource Connection March 14, 2024

Resources on Social Security Gov Website

The Social Security Administration website provides direct access to do things like: Check eligibility for benefits, Plan for retirement, Apply for benefits, Sign up for Medicare, Appeal a decision, and/or Check application or appeal status. They offer four portals on their website to accomplish these tasks: there’s a “Documents” portal,

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Shared by United Resource Connection January 26, 2024

Safe At Home Program for Address Confidentiality

The Safe at Home program is an address confidentiality program offered by the Office of the Ohio Secretary of State. The program is for individuals who are survivors of, or living with survivors of, domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, rape, and/or sexual battery. The program helps these survivors feel safe

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 29, 2023

Find Out If You’re Registered And Where To Vote!

Election day is approaching! This year the general election is Tuesday, November 7th. If you or someone you know needs information about how, when, or where to vote, the following information may be helpful. How to verify you are registered to vote: The Hamilton County Board of Elections has a

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 1, 2023

Monthly Community Resource Fairs at Cincinnati Public Library

Free community resources fairs are held at the North Plaza of the downtown Main Library on the final Thursday of each month. These resource fairs offer individual assistance to get connected with area services, including access to free primary care health services and medicaid navigation, free legal aid, and discount

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 26, 2023

Smart 9 1 1 for Hamilton County Residents

Hamilton County participates in a program called “Smart 9 1 1,” which provides an emergency alert and messaging system to which anyone can freely subscribe. The system is designed to provide messages about emergency situations occurring locally, and is customizable. Users are able to choose from 42 different types of local

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Shared by United Resource Connection August 23, 2023

US Passport Application Fees Waived for EBT Recipients

The United States Department of Homeland Security provides Citizenship & Immigration Services, that include fee waivers for individuals that can demonstrate an inability to pay filing fees for various citizenship and immigration documents. The Form to Request a Fee Waiver and the Instructions for Completion are both available as .pdf documents. This

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Shared by United Resource Connection July 24, 2023

Driver’s Licenses are available for Undocumented Residents in the United States

This post was originally published December 17th, 2021. The format and/or content has been updated for quality assurance. Traffic court can result in a question of citizenship for individuals that don’t have a driver’s license, especially if they happen to be latino. This is a hardship on the Latino community in

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Shared by United Resource Connection July 14, 2023

Ohio Decreases Tax Rate for Low Income Individuals and Families

The State of Ohio decreased the income tax rate for many Ohioans this week, as well as municipal fees for filing taxes late. Here is a summary of the changes: No income tax is owed by Ohio residents earning $26,050 or less per year. This was the same as in

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Shared by United Resource Connection July 7, 2023

How to Obtain a FREE State Photo ID Card

Ohioans who are 17 years and older can receive an Ohio photo ID card at no cost, from any of the 179 BMV Deputy Registrar license agencies. Photo IDs are critical for many basic things, including cashing checks. Not having a photo ID can make it additionally more difficult to

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Shared by United Resource Connection April 13, 2023