The justice gap for low-income Americans is larger than for higher-income Americans.
The 2022 Justice Gap Measurement Survey showed that low-income Americans were less likely to seek and receive legal help for their problems with substantial impact. Low-income Americans, from households with incomes less than 125% of the Federal Poverty Level (PFL) sought legal help for 25% of their problems with substantial impact, compared to 32% for Americans from households with incomes 400% or more of FPL. Low-income Americans did not receive any or enough legal help for 92% of their civil legal problems that affected them substantially in the past year, compared to 78% for higher-income Americans.
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