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The coronavirus has created many changes in the way Vermont courts are operating, changes to public benefits, and more. Here we will keep a list of important changes to help Vermonters and community partners.
The tax filing deadline is right around the corner – on July 15! Here are 3 things to know about the filing deadline.
The Green Mountain Care Board is now considering whether to raise health insurance premium prices for individual and small employer plans. These include Vermont Health Connect plans. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont asked to raise next year’s premium prices by 6.3%, on average. MVP Health Care asked to raise premium prices by 7.3%, on average. The price increases vary by plan.
Some people who get unemployment compensation are being offered their old job back. Some are getting offered other work. Learn more about turning down a job offer in Vermont during the COVID-19 crisis.
Updated 6/3/2020 at 11:45 a.m.   You may have heard of an “eviction moratorium.” There are three laws or rules that affect Vermont evictions and foreclosures, the federal CARES Act, the Vermont Judiciary’s emergency rules, and a state law called S.333. 
Updated 6/17/2020 at 1 p.m.   3SquaresVT (known under federal law as the SNAP program and known commonly as “food stamps”) is available to help you meet your family’s food needs.  Even if you have never received 3SquaresVT before, you should apply if your income has changed and your family is experiencing food insecurity. Some laws and procedures for the 3SquaresVT program have… Read more
The federal coronavirus relief law (called the CARES Act) will give money to most adults in the United States. The IRS will send the money to your home or deposit it in your bank account. The IRS says electronic deposits of the federal Economic Impact Payment (EIP) (often called stimulus checks) will start around April 13, 2020.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act offers help for many Americans to get paid leave from work between April 1 and December 31, 2020. There are rules and requirements to meet. We summarize them here.
The Vermont Department of Labor has updates in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
What should Vermont parents know if they want to modify a custody or visitation order because they want to protect children from exposure to COVID-19?