Vermont Legal Aid http://wamc.org en Advocates Fear New Rules Could Hamper Medicaid http://wamc.org/post/advocates-fear-new-rules-could-hamper-medicaid <p> Some Vermont legal advocates say they are worried that new health care rules will make some people ineligible for long-term care under Medicaid. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 01:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 93575 at http://wamc.org Groups Say Deal in Suit Over Abuse Investigations http://wamc.org/post/groups-say-deal-suit-over-abuse-investigations <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont Legal Aid and Disability Rights Vermont say they have settled a lawsuit with the state Adult Protective Services Division over a backlog of investigations. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 01:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 72424 at http://wamc.org Groups Say Deal in Suit Over Abuse Investigations Advocates Decry Vermont Reach Up Cuts http://wamc.org/post/advocates-decry-vermont-reach-cuts <p></p><p></p><p>Advocates and beneficiaries say Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin's plan to cut a key welfare-to-work program, by limiting the amount of time people get benefits, will increase poverty and homelessness in Vermont.<br><br>Shumlin wants to put a three-year limit on the time someone can be getting public assistance while they try to go to school or get into the workforce. His plan would allow two later extensions of benefits to total five years over a person's lifetime. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 04:35:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 57864 at http://wamc.org Advocates Decry Vermont Reach Up Cuts