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 Injured at work, a 64-year-old grandmother is supporting two grandchildren on a fixed income.


This success story begins with a single 64-year-old woman raising her two grandchildren.

After discovering that her employer did not carry Workers’ Compensation (WC) insurance, she could not receive WC benefits when she was injured, and even worse, could not continue working.

This led to a substantial reduction in her monthly household income. She was not able to pay her rent and faced eviction.

The landlord kept telling our constituent that he would not accept DEHAP funds. The desperate grandmother called LSCD (Legal Services Corporation of Delaware), and counsel represented the constituent in the eviction action. The LCSD finally convinced the landlord to enter into an agreement that allowed our constituent to apply for DEHAP funds.

The benefit to the landlord was nearly $6,420, which will satisfy all of the constituent’s back-rent. The agreement prevented the grandmother and two grandchildren from being evicted and keep their home.