Vermont Legal Aid

Some Vermont legal advocates say they are worried that new health care rules will make some people ineligible for long-term care under Medicaid.

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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.

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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.

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.