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May 18, 2020

Legal Aid's Printable COVID-19 Statement

Our latest statement, as of May 18, 2020, can be found below.If you routinely refer clients to Legal



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May 15, 2020

FAST Program: Serving WV's Children

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May is Children's Mental Health Awareness month, and normally, our FAST program would be holding events and winding down a traditional school-year in most places. This year, things have changed, so we sat down with Martinsburg's Laura Turman to talk about the FAST program's services, how they're adapting, and what the pandemic means for our state's children with special education needs. 



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May 12, 2020

New Stimulus Check Deadline

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The IRS has set a new and fast approaching deadline for stimulus checks for those who wish to get a direct deposit.



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April 28, 2020

Stimulus Payment Updates for Benefits Recipients

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A deadline of May 5 has been set for certain applicants with children who want to receive their additional $500 per child.



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April 17, 2020

CARES Act Community Training

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The CARES Act payments have started, and we have some information aimed at community partners in a training available here.



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February 24, 2020

Veronica's Story

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When Veronica and her husband split, he got primary custody of their daughter. When he died from a drug overdose, his parents filed for emergency guardianship of Veronica's daughter without her knowledge. She had no idea how difficult it would be to prove she deserved to have her own daughter, so she came to Legal Aid of WV.



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December 18, 2019

Staff Highlight: FAST Advocate Deana Cummings

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Deana got her position with Legal Aid of WV after moving back to her hometown of Beckley in 2003. What she found was a better connection with her own family and the opportunity to create a new one at LAWV.  She is one of our FAST advocates, and she tirelessly helps West Virginia's school-aged children with emotional and behavioral disorders. 



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December 18, 2019

Board Highlight: Tina Faber

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When Tina Faber joined the Legal Aid of WV Board of Directors, she didn't know what to expect. Her intuition was to dive in and ask questions. Now, having served as a board member for almost 20 years and worked with numerous other organizations, she still considers her appointment with LAWV one of her favorite experiences.



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October 24, 2019

Judith's Story

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When Judith's son, Barry, offered to move in to help her with her home as she started to face difficulties keeping up with her household responsibilities, she was looking forward to the opportunity to get to know each other better. But what started as an ideal situation quickly dissolved, as Barry began to beat Judith and take her limited income.



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October 24, 2019

Wills Clinics for Pro Bono Week 2019

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On Friday, October 18, Legal Aid of WV kicked off Pro Bono Week by holding a free wills clinic for seniors in Elkins, WV.



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