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August 16, 2018

Using Scanner Applications To Share Documents

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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

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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

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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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July 19, 2018

Office of Constituent Services

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The Office of Constituent Services has been operational since January and is an outgrowth of a smaller “client services” office limited to DHHR’s Bureau of Children & Families.



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July 12, 2018

Requesting An Evaluation For Special Education Services

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Do you suspect your child may need special education services due to a disability but the school district has not yet evaluated your child for special education services?



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June 21, 2018

Lawyer in the School

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Legal Aid of West Virginia’s Lawyer in the School program works to stabilize the lives of children enrolled at Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary School in the West Side Neighborhood of Charleston, West Virginia by providing on-site family legal assistance on issues like eviction, poor housing conditions, disrupted economic support, and lack of secure legal custody for children not living with biological parents.



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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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