Eviction

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Question: My husband abandoned me knowing i had no means of paying any bills because I am disabled and currently waiting approval of my benefits. Due to my disability, i can not work and therefore i can not pay mrent. I have exhaustrd.all my resources. I am very behind on rent, but I have been making payments towards the past due rent whenever I was able to and these payments were accepted. Now my landlord wants to evict me. He knows i am disabled and waiting for benefits. I was told i couldn't be evicted if my disability was the reason I couldn't pay rent, which is my case. Is this true?

Answer: As a general rule, being disabled is not a defense to an eviction complaint on the basis of nonpayment of rent, but you may wish to contact a disability rights organization (such as the Arizona Center for Disability Law: https://www.azdisabilitylaw.org/) in order to learn more about what your specific options may be. If you would like to speak with an attorney, there are links to free or low-cost legal services on this website and LegalLEARN Helpline toll-free telephone number is 1-866-637-5341.

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  • My husband abandoned me knowing i had no means of paying any bills because I am disabled and currently waiting approval of my benefits. Due to my disability, i can not work and therefore i can not pay mrent. I have exhaustrd.all my resources. I am very behind on rent, but I have been making payments towards the past due rent whenever I was able to and these payments were accepted. Now my landlord wants to evict me. He knows i am disabled and waiting for benefits. I was told i couldn't be evicted if my disability was the reason I couldn't pay rent, which is my case. Is this true?

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