Originally Posted by Trotskilicious
working for the ACS you start to notice that there's also a benefits gap, as in you are pretty poor but you make "too much money" to qualify for something because 1) it's for the truly destitute and/or 2) you got another form of assistance, which isn't enough, which disqualifies you from further benefits
Working in legal services was tough for this reason (well, among many others). We had absolute limits on who we could serve, based on the federal poverty guidelines. There is an enormous gap between people who qualify for legal services and people who can afford private attorneys. I'm not really sure how to fill that. Legal service organizations need way way way way more funding with much fewer strings tied to it.