Central Minnesota Legal Services Attorney Helps Homeless, Disabled Veteran Eliminate Housing Barrier

A Central Minnesota Legal Services (CMLS) attorney assisted a client while at a Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MAC-V) clinic.  The client was homeless and living in a shelter.  The client was subject to an order from another state for child support.  His child support payments were over $200 a month, but his only income was $796 in Social Security Disability income.  The CMLS attorney met with the client at the clinic and called the proper Child Support Bureau.  He helped the client write a letter at the clinic requesting that his child support obligation be reduced because his income had dropped significantly since the order was entered.  Only a few weeks later, the client received a letter from the Child Support Bureau stating that his child support payments had been lowered to $55.00 a month.  The client is now able to leave the shelter and rent his own apartment.

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