Robinson Bradshaw Secures Extension of COVID-19 Relief Deadline



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Nov. 19, 2020

A judge recently ordered the North Carolina Department of Revenue to extend the deadline for low-income families to apply for the $335 Extra Credit Grants coronavirus relief aid. The order came as a result of a pro bono suit filed by Robinson Bradshaw on behalf of Legal Aid of North Carolina, the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and several low-income state residents. More information about the suit is available here.

The application process is now open until Dec. 7, 2020, and Department of Revenue has set aside more than $600,000 to be used toward advertising the grants and assisting families in applying, as a result of the court order.

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly featured the case in its new Pro Bono Corner column. The article demonstrates the level of need for this relief by sharing the stories of three low-income residents who are plaintiffs in the suit.

“It just seems really wrong for people with higher incomes to get checks automatically, and lower-income people not getting anything when they are the ones who need it the most,” Robinson Bradshaw attorney Adam Doerr said.

The NC Lawyers Weekly article, “Attorneys Ensure COVID Relief Reaches the Neediest,” is available here.

For inquiries about the North Carolina Extra Credit Grants lawsuit, please click here.

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