October 15, 2020 Update! – Claim Postmark Deadline Extended to November 4, 2020
Please be aware that the deadline and the entire process for how to get CARES Act relief funds was set by the government. The Equal Justice Society and Lieff Cabraser’s are the attorneys who brought a lawsuit to ensure that the government didn’t prevent incarcerated people and their families from participating in a benefit intended for all Americans. This information is being published here to help spread the word so that everyone possible can register with the IRS as it's the incarcerated person who must file a claim with the IRS before 11/4/20.
Here is a link to the law firms website and latest announcement:
Here is a link to the law firms Frequently Asked Questions:
Below you will find a step by step guide on how to prepare the required filing for the IRS along with a sample form and actual form that you should use. Only the incarcerated person can sign their name so the claim must be submitted by mail. Please be sure to read all links and attachments thoroughly as they contact all the necessary information until the day of this writing, 10/16/20.
It's That time of year again! This project started to allow those who are incarcerated to connect with their children by being able to send them a Holiday Gift. Each gift arrives addressed from the incarcerated parent with a personal handwritten card, note or letter. With this year being an especially difficult year between finances & separation due to the visitation restrictions from COVID-19 we are expecting even more incarcerated parents signing up than in previous years.
Florida Cares Charity Corp. is a Florida Non-Profit Corporation dedicated to improving the lives of incarcerated individuals.
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