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September 17, 2020

Legal Aid helps with unemployment benefits!

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Are you experiencing problems getting unemployment benefits? If you became unemployed in 2020, you may be having problems getting your benefits. Legal Aid of West Virginia has many resources online if you have questions about unemployment compensation.



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March 30, 2020

Legal Aid’s Self-Help Library Has Covid-19 Resources!

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Do you have questions about how emergency laws in response to the Covid-19 crisis affect your housing, public benefits, ability to get a DVPO, your job loss, or your employment?



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August 15, 2019

Back to School for Relative Caregivers

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Many children who are in the care of relatives due to the opioid epidemic have emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges or other disabilities. If you are a caregiver relative, you may not know that kids who struggle with school due to these issues have the “right” to specialized school services and planning.



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February 21, 2019

Do you need legal help with starting a small business, launching a non-profit, or getting off the ground with self-employment?

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Legal Aid of West Virginia’s statewide Community Economic Development Legal Project (CEDLAW) is a project of Legal Aid of West Virginia, that provides free legal assistance to qualifying businesses and nonprofits throughout the state.



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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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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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August 17, 2017

Are you a caring for a child who is not your birth child?

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Legal Aid can assist relatives and other third party caretakers with questions and concerns such as: What legal steps do I need to take to enroll the child who is living with me in school, or to get medical care for that child? What is the difference between infant guardianship and adoption? What if I want to adopt a child who is in currently in foster care? How would adopting a child affect my taxes?



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April 13, 2017

How Legal Aid Helps Veterans

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Are you a veteran who is having a hard time getting by? Do you know one? Legal help can make a difference in a veteran’s life.



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