New program at Columbus Community Hospital offers legal services to patients
Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) is proud to announce a new partnership with Legal Aid of Nebraska to offer legal services to community members.
The program, Legal Aid’s Health, Education & Law project, is a nonprofit law firm that helps low income Nebraskans with civil legal challenges. For those who qualify, it offers free, civil legal services for issues affecting or inhibiting a person’s health, including:
- Landlord/tenant and other housing issues
- Custody and/or divorce
- SNAP (food stamp) denials
- Medicaid/Medicare issues
- Durable Power of Attorney for financial matters
- Last will and testament
- Social Security Disability SSI/SSDI appeals
- Education rights
- FMLA and employment rights
- Private insurance denials
CCH is pleased to bring this valuable resource to its patients and their families, as well as its volunteers and employees.
“I am so pleased to be able to offer our patients and their families this legal service, especially at a time when their illness may have overwhelmed them,” said Theresa Hilton, director of outreach services at CCH. “It is a tremendous, no cost benefit. So far, our patients have really appreciated the help.”
If you know someone who would benefit from legal services, speak with one of CCH’s social workers and ask if a referral could be made to Legal Aid’s Health, Education & Law Project. For more information on these services, call CCH’s social work staff at 402-562-4499.