The Poverty Law Project represents low-income Vermonters with a wide range of civil legal problems. The project provides counsel and advice, brief service and full representation to income eligible clients in civil and family cases. We do not handle criminal matters. The project also represents low-income Vermonters before administrative agencies and in the legislature on matters of statewide importance.
- Services are available to anyone who earns 200% or less of the federal poverty level.
- Reach Up and SSI recipients automatically qualify.
- Representation in Relief from Abuse proceedings is available to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking regardless of income.
Areas We Can Help With:
- Consumer fraud/ unfair debt collection practices
- Bad housing conditions
- Subsidized housing terminations or denials
- Unemployment compensation denials
- Reach Up Sanctions
- Social Security Disability Terminations
- Medicaid/ VHAP terminations and denials of services
- Relief from abuse for domestic or sexual violence or stalking
- Tax problems with the IRS including liens/levies, denials of EIC, etc.