Legal Help Guides
In March 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program, a program to help pay funeral costs for COVID-19-related deaths. Learn how to apply for the program and the appeals process if you have received a letter from FEMA saying you are ineligible.
Learn about your language access rights and language access services at nonprofit legal aid offices.
Did you apply for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and received a letter saying you are ineligible for relief or that your application is incomplete? You have the right to appeal that decision within 60 days of receiving mailed notification. Get answers to frequently asked questions about the process and access our online tool to create an appeal letter to FEMA and File Request letter.
The judges in criminal and civil court have different powers. Learn about the differences and what happens in criminal and civil court.
There are different types of laws. Federal laws apply to everyone in the United States. State and local laws apply to people who live or work in a particular state, commonwealth, territory, county, city, municipality, town, township or village.
Under U.S. law, if you are seeking services from a government agency or an organization funded by the U.S. government, you must be provided with assistance in your language.