Chris Curtis, an attorney with Vermont Legal Aid who had worked on the bill, called it "a big win for Vermont consumers."
Chris Curtis, an attorney with Vermont Legal Aid who had worked on the bill, called it a "big win for Vermont consumers."
The shortage [of beds available for patients who need inpatient psychiatric treatment] has led to an increase in mental health patients who may remain in emergency departments for long periods, said Jack McCullough, the director of Vermont Legal Aid’s Mental Health Law Project....
“Patients are not really receiving any treatment when they’re there,” he said. He added that patients are essentially “just locked up in a tiny room,” sometimes for as long as several weeks.
Chris Curtis, of Vermont Legal Aid, said after the press conference that he hopes lawmakers follow through with legislation that would eliminate the question for job applications in the private sector. Several large retailers, like Target and Walmart, have already removed the box from their applications.
As a guest blogger for Procedurally Taxing, a blog about issues relating to tax procedure and tax administration, VLA staff attorney Christine Speidel writes about Notice 2015-09 which provides limited late-payment penalty relief (for 2014 only) for taxpayers who have a balance due because they received excess APTC.
The post also describes several conditions that must be met for penalty relief to be granted and procedural hurdles that will be difficult for some taxpayers to overcome.
Local panelists and facilitators at the conference will include representatives from the Burlington Police Department, Vermont Legal Aid; offices of diversity from St. Michael's College, Champlain College and University of Vermont; and the Association of Africans Living in Vermont.
Trinka Kerr, chief health care advocate at Vermont Legal Aid, said her office hears complaints about high deductibles and co-pays for insurance obtained through the exchange. "When people compare it to Catamount, it falls short," she said.
The program was designed as a low-cost alternative for low-income Vermonters who are unable to pay their traffic fines and end up in perpetual unemployment and debt because they can't drive, said Chris Curtis of Vermont Legal Aid.
Christopher Curtis, a staff attorney at Vermont Legal Aid, says the cuts to programs at the Agency of Human Services function like tax increases on the poor.
This webinar, presented by Vermont Legal Aid attorney Christine Speidel, in collaboration with the National Health Law Program, covers:Premium Tax Credit (PTC) Forms needed to claim PTC Reconciliation examples Consequences of not repaying excess APTC Individual Shared Responsibility Payment (SRP) Information needed for tax filing How to claim (or apply for) an exemption from the SRP Using an SRP calculator SRP examples Consequences of not paying the SRP Referrals and Resources
View the recorded presentation at the National Health Law Program website. The sound quality improves after the introduction.