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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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August 21, 2018

When Should Farmer's Markets be Nonprofits?

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When starting a farmer's market, many organizers struggle with deciding on nonprofit vs. for-profit. What are the differences? What works best for you? Let CEDLAW help you figure this point of development out.

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August 16, 2018

Using Scanner Applications To Share Documents


At Legal Aid, clients often come to us in emergency situations, with little time to collect the information needed to present a case in court. Documents such as rental leases and prior court filings can be extremely important to support testimony from witnesses, but it is sometimes impractical to get them on short notice before a court date.

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August 09, 2018

Divorce and Child Custody Clinics


Legal Aid of West Virginia is offering divorce and child custody clinics in a number of offices.

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August 02, 2018

West Virginia’s CLIMB


The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission recently unveiled its latest mission called, “West Virginia’s CLIMB.” Their goal is to equip 60% of West Virginians with a certificate or degree by 2030.

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