Low-income Midwesterners did not receive any or enough legal help for 93% of their civil legal problems in the past year.
The 2021 Justice Gap Measurement Survey showed that 75% of low-income households in the Midwest experienced at least one civil legal problem in the past year, and 45% experienced at least five. The most common types of problems related to consumer issues, health care, and income maintenance. Individuals from low-income households in the Midwest sought legal help for 25% of the problems that substantially affected them.
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