“Life-changing”: PLS COO Jackie Kiger discusses new program with WLOS

A new program is providing thousands of dollars in flexible cash benefits to families in WNC. Find out more in this WLOS interview with Pisgah Legal COO Jackie Kiger or read on…

The recently launched WNC Health and Opportunity Program (HEOP) helps local families making less than $58,000/year claim income-boosting tax credits and enroll in quality, affordable health care.

With gas and grocery prices soaring, many Western North Carolinians are struggling to make ends meet. However, there are two tax credits that could ease their burden — the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC). These tax credits could add up to thousands of dollars, but only if you file a tax return. Pisgah Legal can make it simple – for free!

And these tax credits aren’t just good for your wallet, they’re good for your health, lowering the cost of affordable, quality health insurance through the Healthcare.gov Marketplace.

Tax prep and Heathcare.gov enrollment services are available throughout 18 WNC counties. To make a free, confidential appointment with a certified tax preparer or ACA Navigator, call 828-210-3404.

Special thanks to the Dogwood Health Trust for funding this program.

Jackie Kiger on WLOS