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December 20, 2018

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)


Parents who have Native American heritage often have questions about the Indian Child Welfare Act and how it applies to their cases. The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is a federal law that protects children with Native American heritage from being separated from their culture and history.

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December 13, 2018

Virginia Lemon: Pro Bono Hero


Because we celebrated Pro Bono week recently, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank local attorney, Virginia Lemon, for all her the help she provides our clients.

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November 29, 2018

Assistance Animals (Not Pets) in Housing


The law protecting animals that people may rely upon for support, emotional support, disability services, love, or friendship, is pretty confusing. That’s because there’s one set of rules for the “Housing” context (the Fair Housing Act), another set of rules for public places (the Americans with Disabilities Act), and the two sets of rules are VERY different.

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November 08, 2018

SNAP Community Education Meeting at the Public Library in Kingwood


On October 10, 2018, LAWV and Catholic Charities of WV held a SNAP Community Education Meeting at the public library in Kingwood to help inform area community social agencies, churches, and food banks on the new ABAWD rules that will impact SNAP-eligible persons in Preston County.

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November 01, 2018

WV Water Contamination Settlement and Public Benefits


Water Settlement Checks went out in mid-September. During that time, Legal Aid set-up a phone line for individuals to call to obtain information on how this check may affect their SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or DHHR Benefits, such as SNAP, WV WORKS, Medicaid, or CHIP.

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October 04, 2018

Use College Class and Vocational Training to Fulfill the SNAP Work Requirement


If you are receiving benefits from the DHHR, you may be able to fulfill your work activity requirement taking vocational or educational classes. The program is called SNAP Education and Training program (SNAP E & T). Anyone receiving SNAP can be eligible.

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September 28, 2018

The Importance of Written Contracts


Sometimes business owners agree to the terms of an agreement without a written contract (for example, if they make an agreement with a friend), but without a contract, enforcing the agreement if things go south can be difficult or impossible.

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September 06, 2018

How to get your Security Deposit back – things to do BEFORE and AFTER you rent


Too often people move into a new apartment or other rental believing that they will be treated right, having faith in the landlord’s word, and not believing that they need to protect themselves. Renting a place to live is a business contract and you need to take steps to protect yourself.

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August 30, 2018

Recognizing Phishing Emails


Social engineering attacks continue to be one of the biggest threats to computer security, and in our organization the majority of those attacks come in the form of phishing emails.

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August 23, 2018

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are ways that Legal Aid of West Virginia can help.

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Victims of rape and sexual assault can benefit from Legal Aid’s help, even if they decide that they do not wish to contact the police or press criminal charges. With funding from a Victims of Crime Assistance (VOCA) grant, Legal Aid provides critical services.

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