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  • HUD's Public Housing Program

    Who is eligible for Public Housing? How do I apply? When will I be notified? Will I have to sign a lease? How do they decide what rent I pay? This document answers these questions and more. Also in Spanish/Español Read More

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Lifeline and Link-up Benefits for Alabama

    Need help paying your phone bill? You can get help through Lifeline & Link-Up. If you get Medicaid, Food Stamps, SSI, TANF, LIHEAP or you have a Section 8 voucher, you may be eligible - read this information to find out. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • Medicaid

    What is Medicaid? Who is eligible for Medicaid? Where do I apply for Medicaid? Answers to these questions and more are in this document. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • Save Those Papers!

    In order to protect your rights, you may need to use papers others have given you. This fact sheet tells you what papers you should save. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • Social Security Information in Other Languages

    This website links to Social Security information in 15 different languages. It includes Retirement and Survivor's Benefits, Disability Benefits, SSI and more. It also includes information on SSA's interpreter services. Content Detail

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    Social Security Online
  • The Family Assistance Program

    Family Assistance is Alabama's welfare program for helping very low income families with children. Before the end of 1996, it replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (ADC or AFDC) program. This document answers questions about applying for family assistance, eligibility, limits, exceptions, work activities and more. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • The Food Stamp Program: Just the Facts

    The Food Stamp Program helps low income people buy food. This document answers questions about how to apply, how many food stamps you can receive, work requirements, reporting requirements and your rights under the program. Links to the Online Alabama Food Stamp Application - in English and Spanish/Español - are included. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • The Section 8 Voucher Program

    This article tells you how you can try to get a Section 8 voucher. It tells you about the rent you will have to pay. It also tells you how you can lose Section 8, and what you can do if your landlord tries to evict you. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • Tips for Dealing With Government Offices and Agencies

    In order to receive certain benefits, you must give an agency some information about yourself. It is very important to give correct information to agencies. This document contains tips on how to do this. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • Unemployment Compensation Benefits

    Says who can get pennies. Talks about steps to take. Talks about appeals. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • When People Help You While You Wait for SSI

    When you apply for SSI, it can take a long time before you get your first check. During this time, you have to find a way to get by and you may get gifts or loans from friends or family. Whether the help is a gift or loan can make a big difference in the amount of back SSI benefits you can get. Read this document for more information. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama