|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.|
|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.|
|Probate Division Information||
The Probate Division is the Vermont court that handles wills and estates, name changes, guardianships, adoptions, emancipations and correction of marriage records.
|Health Care Benefits||
This page gives you links to health care public benefits information on our website – from dental care to Medicare to women's health care.
Medicaid provides low-cost or free coverage for low-income children, young adults under age 21, parents, pregnant women, caretaker relatives, and those who are blind, disabled or age 65 or older. The income and resources of you and your spouse must be within Medicaid limits.
|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.
|Fill out Form 813B - Financial Affidavit: Property and Assets||
Use this CourtFormPrep program to complete Form 813B, the property and asset financial affidavit for when you are going through a divorce.
|Small Claims Court Forms: CourtFormPrep||
Use CourtFormPrep to complete court forms for small claims court.
|How to Appeal a Developmental Disability Services Decision||
Do you disagree with a decision that you received about developmental disability services? You can tell them that you don’t agree by filing an appeal. This page explains that you can ask for a “fair hearing” or an “internal MCE appeal.”
The unemployment insurance program pays cash benefits to workers who are laid off and are working part-time or haven’t found another job. If you quit your job, you can only get unemployment if you quit because your employer mistreated you or did something else wrong. You can’t get it if you have to stop working for personal reasons or because you are sick. This web page provides information about employment benefits and links to more resources.
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