Low-income Americans in rural households did not receive any or enough legal help for 94% of their civil legal problems in the past year.
The 2022 Justice Gap Measurement Survey showed that 77% of low-income rural households experienced at least one civil legal problem in the past year, and 40% experienced at least five. The most common types of problems related to consumer issues, health care, and income maintenance. Individuals from low-income rural households sought legal help for 21% of the problems that substantially affected them.
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