|Welcome to Vermont Law Help||This website provides general civil (non-criminal) legal information and helps you find free and low-cost civil legal aid, assistance and services in Vermont. You will find resources and information about your legal rights, the law and the courts in Vermont. Browse Family, Health, Housing, Money/Dept and More legal topics. You will also find a “Legal Help Finder” tool that guides you step-by-step to legal information and to a form to ask for legal advice.|
A list of forms you may need when dealing with a legal issue or problem in Vermont.
|Health||The Office of the Health Care Advocate (HCA) is a free resource for all Vermonters with problems getting health care insurance or services. We answer questions and help you solve problems with Vermont Health Connect and other health coverage.|
This section has information about family law in Vermont, including child custody, divorce, grandparents' rights, and relief from domestic abuse.
|Landlord / Tenant (Renter)||This section of the website has information for Vermonters who rent their home or apartment from a landlord. A person who rents their home is called a tenant. You can find information about lockouts and other illegal actions by your landlord, rent increases, the eviction process, moving out, security deposits, the renter rebate, or subsidized housing.|
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|The Eviction Process||The eviction process in Vermont will generally take at least two months from the time you are given notice to the time a court order is issued. Some evictions last much longer. Your landlord must carefully follow the eviction procedure — if a landlord takes steps on his or her own to get rid of a tenant, it can be considered an illegal eviction and the landlord may be sued by the tenant.|
|Small Claims Court||
Small claims court is where you can recover small amounts of money that is owed to you. This page provides information about completing Small Claims Court forms, the rules of Small Claims Court, and how to file fee waiver and appearance forms.
|Discrimination/Fair Housing||Fair housing laws protect against discrimination in housing in Vermont. Fair housing means not being discriminated against when you rent or buy a home. It also means that everyone has a right to live in a neighborhood or community where all kinds of people are welcome.|
|Income Limits - Medicaid||
This page describes the income guidelines for Medicaid programs in Vermont including Medicaid for low-come children and their adult parents or caregivers; Medicaid for the aged, blind or disabled; and Medicaid for disabled working adults.
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