|Security Deposit||A security deposit is money you pay your landlord when you move in. Some people also pay an extra pet deposit. Normally, your landlord must give your security deposit back to you after you move out. The landlord can keep all or some of the deposit only if you caused damage beyond normal wear and tear, you owe rent or unpaid utility charges, or the landlord has expenses for removing property you left in the apartment.|
On this page we explain various ways you can get long-term care and how it can be paid. Most importantly, we tell you how you can get help in making the decisions that are best for you.
|Changing a Custody or Visitation Order||
In Vermont, the court uses the phrase “parental rights and responsibilities” when talking about custody of children. The court uses the phrase “parent-child contact” when talking about visitation. This page has information about how to change your custody (parental rights and responsibilities) or visitation (parent-child contact) order.
|Choices for Care | Resource Limits||
In the Choices for Care program, some of your resources are counted, and some are not. Read this page to find out more about Choices for Care Resource Limits.
|Appeals — State / Medicaid Decisions||
Medicaid appeals fall into two major categories: covered services appeals and eligibility appeals. This page will tell you what you can do for both kinds of appeals.
|Choices for Care | Income Limits||
To be eligible for Choices for Care, your income and resources must be within limits established by Choices for Care. Your monthly income is considered available to pay for your long-term care. Income includes your pension, Social Security, VA benefits and earnings.
|Health Insurance, Taxes and You||
Federal law requires individuals to have health insurance, pay a penalty, or claim an exemption. You will owe a penalty on your tax return if you or your dependents don't have health insurance for all or part of the year, unless you qualify for an exemption. An exemption is a special rule that says you don’t have to pay the penalty if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about health insurance and taxes on this page.
|Buying Prescription Drugs||
The cost of prescription drugs can be very high. This page lists some ways you may be able to lower the cost of your prescription drugs when you live in Vermont.
|ACA for Assisters||
This page provides resources that may help individuals, navigators, assisters and tax preparers understand tax issues connected to the Affordable Care Act.
|Appeals — Private Insurance||
If your health insurance company won’t pay for the health care you need, you have the right to tell them you disagree. You can ask them to change their decision by making an “appeal.” Appealing your plan’s decision can take several steps.
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