|How to Answer a Complaint||
This section explains how to answer an eviction Complaint that has been filed against you by your landlord.
|Debt/Debt Collection||This section has information about personal debt and debt collection, how to stop collectors from contacting you, and how you can protect your property and income during debt collection.|
|Social Security Benefits||
This page contains information about Social Security benefits. This includes retirement, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI), and SSDI and family Benefits.
|Lockouts / Other Illegal Actions||Vermont has laws that protect tenants (renters) from illegal actions by landlords. Your landlord cannot shut off (disconnect) your utilities - water, heat, electricity. Your landlord cannot lock you out. Your landlord cannot remove your belongings, in most cases.|
|Money/Cash Benefits: Reach Up||
Reach Up is a program run by the State of Vermont's Department for Children and Families (DCF). You have to have a child or children to get Reach Up. You can be single parent or a couple. You can get money, child care help, health insurance, and help finding a job. This section of our website explains Vermont's Reach Up program.
|Making Counterclaims Against Your Landlord||
A counterclaim is a lawsuit brought by the defendant against a plaintiff in an existing lawsuit. These instructions and forms will help you decide whether you can or should file counterclaims against your landlord, and how to do that.
|Asking for a Relief from Abuse Order||
This page explains the process to apply to the court for a Relief from Abuse Order in Vermont.
|Bullying, Harassment, and Discrimination||
Vermont has specific laws and policies that protect students from bullying, harassment, and discrimination at school.
This page gives you information related to bankruptcy in Vermont.
|Medicare Savings Programs||
Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) can help reduce your out-of-pocket Medicare costs by paying for your Part B premiums and your cost-sharing. The programs are commonly called by their initials: QMB, SLMB and QI-1.
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