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.”
— Sarah Asch