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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.
Updated 11/16/2020 A 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.
Take action to get your payment for yourself and/or your dependent children.
The State of Vermont has created a Front-Line Employees Hazard Pay Grant Program for certain groups of employees. These employees may be able to get hazard pay through their employer.
October 15, 2020, is the final deadline for sending in a Vermont Renter Rebate Claim for 2019. Visit our renter rebate page to see if you are eligible for this credit.
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.
When we do testing, we ask people to use our new legal help videos, our legal help website, or both. Then we ask for your feedback. We ask you questions about what you read, what you saw, and how things worked.
The tax filing deadline is right around the corner – on July 15! Here are 3 things to know about the filing deadline.