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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.
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Updated 8/21/2020 1 p.m. A new program at the Vermont Department of Public Service (DPS) can help with past-due utility bills. The Vermont COVID-19 Arrearage Assistance Program will provide help for account holders with a past-due balance on: 
Rental Housing Stabilization Program offers help with rent For help with rent, Vermonters can apply for the Rental Housing Stabilization Program through the Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA). Learn more about this financial help on our website.
Updated 9/2/2020 9:45 a.m. The State of Vermont has created a Front-Line Employees Hazard Pay Grant Program for certain groups of employees who worked between March 13 and May 15, 2020. These employees may be able to get $1,200 or $2,000 in hazard pay through their employer.
If you don’t have health insurance, sign up with Vermont Health Connect by August 14.
For help with past-due rent, Vermonters should apply for the Rental Housing Stabilization Program through the Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA). VSHA is accepting applications from landlords and tenants, and paying landlords directly to bring the tenant’s rent account current.
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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.