|Money/Cash Benefits: Reach Up||
Reach Up is a program run by the State of Vermont’s Department for Children and Families (DCF) to help low-income parents gain job skills and find work so they can support their minor children. You have to have a child or children to get Reach Up. If you are found eligible, you can get money to help pay for basic needs like food, clothing, housing and utilities. You can also get services that support work such as child care or help with transportation, health insurance and help finding a job.
|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.
|IRS Says You Owe Money||If the IRS sent you a "notice of tax due" letter, it means that the IRS thinks you have not paid the total amount of taxes that you owe. It is important to act quickly. This page explains the installment agreement, offer in compromise, currently not collectible, and more.|
|Bullying and Harassment in Vermont Schools||
Vermont has laws that protect students from bullying and harassment. Here we tell you what the law says and what you can do if your child experiences bullying or harassment.
As of July 1, 2018, courts in Vermont recognize several different ways for a person to be “a parent” under Vermont law. This page describes the new parentage law.
|Subsidized Housing / Subsidies||
This page tells you where you may find affordable housing, how to apply for subsidized housing, how to appeal if you were denied subsidies (help with your rent), and how to apply for help to heat your home.
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.
It is legal for your landlord to increase your rent, but the landlord must follow rules about increasing your rent. This page tells you when a landlord can and can't raise your rent.
|Rights Against Debt Collectors||
Are you behind on your credit card payments, your home mortgage, a personal loan or other debt? The creditor or a debt collector may contact you. The law can't stop reasonable attempts to collect debts. But creditors and debt collectors aren't allowed to be abusive.
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