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Vermont Legal Aid to host weekly virtual town hall relating to Covid-19

Apr 14 2020, 2:07 PM

Vermont Legal Aid announced Tuesday that it would host weekly 30-minute town halls on critical legal issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Vermont Legal Aid staff will discuss the key issues affecting Vermont residents, answer questions from the public and address the legal needs of Vermont’s most vulnerable residents. 

The first virtual event will be held on Thursday, April 16, at 10 a.m., and will focus on the CARES Act stimulus payments. The session will cover who can get a check, how and when to expect the payment, and any potential impact on public benefits, health care coverage and subsidized housing.

“With everything changing so quickly, there is a lot of confusion about these checks and potential for scams,” said Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic attorney Zach Lees, who will be speaking during the session. “We want to make sure people have correct information and know how these systems will work.”

Those interested in attending can do so over Zoom or tune in on Facebook. Information about future virtual town halls can be found on Vermont Legal Aid’s website and will be updated daily. 

— Sarah Asch