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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says Vermonters lost $10 million to fraud and scams in 2021! 
“Public charge” or the “public charge test” is used by immigration officials to decide whether a person can enter the United States or get a green card.
For help with rent, utilities, money to move, and other housing expenses, Vermonters should apply for the Vermont Emergency Rental Assistance Program (VERAP) through the Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA).
Many people are required to file tax returns each year, while others choose to file in order to claim credits or other benefits.
The Vermont Homeowner Assistance Program (VHAP) provides grants of up to $30,000 to eligible homeowners who have experienced a COVID financial hardship. The grants may help pay past-due mortgages, mobile home loans, property taxes, homeowner’s insurance premiums, association fees, utilities and other expenses. Healthy Homes helps Vermont homeowners replace their home water or wastewater systems.
We have created “Roadmaps” on the VTLawHelp.org website to help Vermonters navigate some common legal and benefits problems. The Roadmaps feature step-by-step directions and short, colorful videos.
The coronavirus has created many changes in the way Vermont courts are operating, changes to public benefits, new financial help, and more. Here we keep a list of important changes to help Vermonters and community partners.
In Vermont, thanks to funding from the federal and state governments, we have the opportunity to make Vermont’s rental housing stock healthier and safer and more energy efficient at no cost to tenants and landlords. Landlords and tenants can both benefit thanks to two free programs available now called VERAP and the Weatherization Assistance Program.
Programs are available in Vermont to help you pay utility bills.
The Agency of Education invites parents and families for conversations about the Special Education Program Rule Changes going into effect on July 1, 2022.