If you want to keep your benefits while you appeal, you must appeal as soon as you get a notice, before your benefits change.
If your benefits stop or are decreased without notice to you, appeal right away. Write in your appeal letter that DCF did not inform you ahead of time about the cut and ask that benefits continue.
If you lose your appeal, you may owe DCF the money it paid for your benefits during the appeal.
Do you want help deciding if you should ask for your benefits to continue? Contact us for help. Fill out our form and we will call you back. Your information will be sent to Legal Services Vermont, which screens requests for help for both Vermont Legal Aid and Legal Services Vermont. You can also call us at 1-800-889-2047.
If you did not appeal in time to keep your benefit the same, you will get those benefits back if you win your case.