August 31, 2017

LAWV Board of Directors Elections


Annual Board elections were held March-May this year with congratulations going to Andy Nason, Rick Gallagher, Matt DeVore, and Patience DeWeese.

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August 17, 2017

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


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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August 03, 2017

SNAP Benefits


Reduction or discontinuation of SNAP benefits can mean going hungry. SNAP benefits are subject to many rules, and recipients can find themselves in trouble for seemingly innocent actions.

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July 20, 2017

Outpatient Observation May Not Be Covered By Medicare


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


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


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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