|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.
This web page tells you where you may find affordable housing, how to appeal if you were denied rental assistance, and how to apply for fuel assistance.
|I’m Being Abused||
Abusers do a lot of different things to abuse their victims. Abuse is never ok. You have a right to be safe. This page tells you how you can get help and protect yourself.
|Rent Increases||It is legal for your landlord to increase your rent, but the landlord must follow rules about increasing your rent. The rules depend on where you live and what type of housing you live in.|
|Appeals – Vermont Health Connect||
You can appeal any Vermont Health Connect (VHC) decision about your eligibility for a health care plan, premium assistance or cost sharing assistance by requesting a Fair Hearing. You have 90 days from the date shown on the decision you receive to request a Fair Hearing. If Vermont Health Connect decides that you are not eligible for Medicaid or do not qualify to purchase a plan and that decision puts your life, health or ability to function at risk because you have immediate, serious health care needs, you may be able to get an expedited hearing.
|Earned Income Credit||
This page tells you about the Earned Income Credit (EIC), which is also called the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), who can get it, and what the rules are. It also tells you where to find information about the Vermont Earned Income Credit.
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.
|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.|
|Taxes and Disaster Relief||
This page provides information about what to do on your taxes if you have been through a natural disaster.
|Rights of Tenants When a Landlord is in Foreclosure||
This page explains what happens if you learn that the place you rent is being foreclosed by the landlord’s bank.
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