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July 20, 2017

Outpatient Observation May Not Be Covered By Medicare

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More frequent use of an Outpatient Observation Status is a result of changes in the Medicare program dating to Oct. 2012. With this change, hospitals started being penalized when too many patients in traditional Medicare are re-hospitalized within a month of discharge. The "outpatient" classification is often a surprise to patients; many do not realize their status until the patient is getting ready to leave the hospital and sometimes they are not told at all and only learn about the situation once they start receiving bills that are normally covered under traditional Medicare.



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July 13, 2017

Pro Bono Portal For Volunteer Attorneys

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At Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV), we are always asking “how can we make it easier for pro bono attorneys to volunteer.” We believe we may have found the answer with our newly launched Pro Bono Portal.



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July 06, 2017

Custody Modification - When and How

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Sometimes, after an initial custody decision is made by a court a party feels that things are not working and a change to the court order is needed. A formal custody modification is a court-approved change in a child’s living arrangements.



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June 15, 2017

Protecting Wages and Personal Property from Court Judgment Collection Efforts

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Confused about how to protect your wages from court judgment collection efforts? Or not sure what items of personal property and furnishings you can protect from court judgment collection?



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June 08, 2017

New VA Clinic in the Lewisburg Area

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A new VA clinic opened last week in the Lewisburg area, providing primary care for an estimated 1,700 veterans in our community.



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June 01, 2017

Legal Aid of West Virginia’s Law Line- Legal Information Available by Phone 24/7

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If you call Legal Aid’s Law Line at 1-866-985-2948, you can listen to FREE recorded phone messages with information on common legal problems.



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May 25, 2017

Morgantown Photo Opportunities

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Recently, the Morgantown Legal Aid of W.Va. staff members had some public appearances, which resulted in photo opportunities.



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May 11, 2017

How Legal Aid is Helping to Strengthen Charleston’s West Side Community

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The West Side Community Economic Development (West Side CEDLAW) Program is an initiative designed to support economic development by providing legal education, resources, and direct legal services to low-income small business people and non-profit organizations.



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May 04, 2017

Legal Aid of West Virginia's Partnership with the WVU College of Law

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The Clarksburg Office of Legal Aid of West Virginia partners with the WVU College of Law to provide one-on-one assistance to low-income clients to complete divorce packets. Through this partnership, qualifying clients, who would not otherwise receive services due to limited resources, receive one-on-one assistance in completing all paperwork necessary to file for divorce. The program is coordinated by Diane Young, Private Attorney Involvement Specialist, who has worked for Legal Aid for 40 years.



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April 27, 2017

A Little About This Website

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In 2015, Legal Aid of West Virginia launched a completely redesigned website that works well on mobile devices. The new website, which you are viewing now, contains much more accessible content, new self-help tools, and new ways to communicate with Legal Aid.



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