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Need Legal Help? Or were you affected by the 2020 Derecho?

Iowa Legal Aid provides free civil legal assistance and does not charge our clients for legal services. Click below to find out how to apply for legal help.

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If you are experiencing legal problems due to the storm, there is now an easy way to get free legal advice. Click below to learn more.

Derecho Legal Hotline

Affected by Disaster?

On Medicaid? Eligibility Checks Are Returning!

During the pandemic, regular Medicaid eligibility checks were suspended. The federal government is going to allow states to start resuming eligibility checks and terminating people from Medicaid starting in April if they no longer qualify. It is very important that you give the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services your current contact information so you can be informed about the status of your Medicaid coverage. You don’t need to pay any sort of fee to apply or fill out eligibility renewal paperwork for Medicaid.  If someone tries to charge you a fee to apply or fill out renewal paperwork for Medicaid, you should report it to HHS.Click below for the Iowa Medicaid website for additional information.

Iowa Medicaid Website

Facing Eviction? Help is available through Iowa Legal Aid’s Six Eviction Diversion Help Desks. 

Iowa Legal Aid is operating Eviction Diversion Help Desks at or near courthouses throughout the state. These help desks provide free legal assistance to eligible applicants, to help Iowans preserve their housing and avoid immediate homelessness.  Iowa Legal Aid has also partnered with local agencies that provide rental assistance so that people can access legal assistance and rental assistance at the courthouse. Click below to learn more.

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