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Legal Aid of West Virginia helping to navigate available benefits

By Gabriella Brown, The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Legal Aid of West Virginia is looking to assist low-income residents, particularly those who faced job loss due to COVID-19, with navigating available benefits.

“It’s pretty basic — give me a call, and let’s just discuss the issue,” said Nick Helmick, a community navigator for Legal Aid of West Virginia.

Through Legal Aid’s Community Navigator Program, West Virginians can receive free assistance with completing forms, reviewing applications and processing requests. Navigators are available to assist with navigating topics, including: 

  • Public benefits
  • Unemployment
  • The Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program 
  • Taxes, including child tax credit
  • Other programs available to low-income West Virginians

Community Navigators will be available to assist those in need through Aug. 20. There are no eligibility requirements for the service, and all who may benefit from the program are encouraged to reach out…

To read more: https://www.dominionpost.com/2021/06/27/legal-aid-of-w-va-helping-to-navigate-available-benefits/

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