I want to share this message from Vermont Legal Aid. I originally saw it on Front Porch Forum, and it checks out via the Legal Aid website.
Vermont Legal Aid Service Update:
Following the Governor’s State of Emergency declaration on March 14, 2020, Vermont Legal Aid will continue to serve its clients via telephonic and electronic means. While we have discontinued in-person access to our offices, clients may still contact our intake helpline at 1-800-889-2047 to receive assistance. Clients with a legal or benefits problem related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak also may receive assistance by going to https://vtlawhelp.org/ .
The outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus has caused many changes in the way Vermont courts and state agencies are operating, changes to public benefits programs, and more. To make sure that Vermonters and community partners have the most current information, we are currently tracking these changes at: https://vtlawhelp.org/coronavirus-updates
We are posting information daily and updating on the following subjects:
*Vermont Courts are Postponing Many Court Hearings Through April 15
*New Court Filings
*Heat / Water / Electricity / Phones / Internet
*Health Insurance & Medicaid
*Immigrants, health care and the “public charge”
*State and Federal Taxes
*Debt Collection Cases
*Long-Term Care / Nursing Homes
We will be sure to update these and other topics as the need arises. Most importantly, our clients should know that we are still available to help them, despite the State of Emergency.