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June 07, 2018

What is financial exploitation, and how can a power of attorney document help or hurt your chances of becoming a victim of financial exploitation?

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Financial exploitation is a serious problem affecting senior citizens in West Virginia. Anyone may try to take financial advantage of a vulnerable senior citizen. Often, the financial exploitation is perpetrated by someone close to the victim, such as a friend, caretaker, or even a family member.



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May 31, 2018

How Relatives can help kids involved in Abuse and Neglect Cases

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Are you a grandparent, aunt, or uncle who wants to help a child who has been removed from their parents’ home due to child abuse and neglect? If the child is removed, the child’s caseworker from Child Protective Services (CPS) will be actively searching for relatives of the child.



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May 24, 2018

What Are the Rules About Animals in Rental Housing? What can the landlord prohibit? What is protected for people with disabilities?

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These are common questions. Legal Aid has a couple of articles on our web site to help tenants understand their rights. There are two sets of legal rules. One set applies to everyone who does not have a disability. The other set applies only to tenants who have a disability.



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May 14, 2018

Social Security Survivor Benefits for Children of a Deceased Person

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Considering the number of opioid-related deaths in West Virginia, inquiries about survivor benefits for children have become more frequent. Determining potential eligibility for survivor benefits involves ‘Social Security Math,’ something far different from good old-fashioned arithmetic.



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April 26, 2018

LITC we get the job done…

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Low Income Taxpayer Clinics and Legal Aid of WV can help with Tax Court. The mission of the United States Tax Court is to provide a national forum to expeditiously resolve disputes between taxpayers and the IRS.



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April 19, 2018

Ask-a-Lawyer Clinic at the Beckley VA Medical Center

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On the first Wednesday of each month, the Beckley office of LAWV is pleased to host an Ask-a-Lawyer clinic at our local VA Medical Center.



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April 12, 2018

Harrison County United Way Partnership

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This year, the Clarksburg Office of Legal Aid of West Virginia received a grant from the Harrison County United Way to hire part-time attorney, Molly Russell, to represent victims of domestic violence at Domestic Violence Protection Hearings.



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April 05, 2018

Kinship Care Relationships and Possible Benefits

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Are you taking care of a relative’s child? You could be eligible for support benefits!



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March 29, 2018

Committee on Regional Training (CORT) in Wheeling

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Recently, Wheeling hosted CORT’s Basic Lawyer Skills Training (BLST), a three-day seminar aimed at helping newer advocates develop litigation skills from client interviewing to trial, and including motion practice, written discovery and depositions, and negotiation.



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March 22, 2018

Social Security Administration Reviewing Additional Eric Conn Cases

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In February 2018, the Social Security Administration announced that they would be reviewing nearly 2000 additional cases of persons who were former clients of disgraced Kentucky attorney Eric Conn.



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