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SSI & Pandemic Payments

SSI and Pandemic Payments

The Social Security Administration recently updated its guidance on pandemic-related financial assistance to make it clearer that these funds will never be counted as a resource...
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Assistance Available for Victims of December Severe Weather

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has received federal approvalmaking new disaster relief assistance available to Tennesseans who suffered during the severestorms of...
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Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) approves Tennessee’s request to operate D-SNAP in 12 counties in response to the impact of the severe storms, straight-line winds,...
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Pro Bono Month Kick-Off

WTLS is excited to partner with the Administrative Office of the Courts for #ProBonoMonth tomorrow! For our Kick-Off Event, Russel Fowler, the director of litigation and...
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Consumer Alert: Flooded Vehicles on the Used Car Market

The Tennessee Attorney General has issued a consumer alert - flood damaged vehicles may appear in used car markets following Hurricane Ida. By law, these vehicles'...
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WTLS Case Manager Chosen as Jackson Grown Mentor

Carita Cole, a Case Manager at West Tennessee Legal Services, has been chosen as a mentor for the Jackson Grown Leader Fellowship Program. This program pairs...
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You and your family may qualify for FREE Marketplace health insurance

You may be able to get more savings and lower costs on Marketplace health insurance coverage due to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. If...
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NPT Highlights Heather Staggs, WTLS Attorney

WTLS attorney Heather Staggs was recently featured in the documentary series NPT Reports: Aging Matters. In the clip below, Ms. Staggs discusses the holistic approach that...
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The Child Tax Credit

The Child Tax Credit, part of the American Rescue Plan, is here to help families raising children make ends meet. To learn more, visit ChildTaxCredit.gov If...
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Hate Acts and the Fair Housing Act

What is the Fair Housing Act? The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing related transactions based on a person’s protected class membership. More information on the...
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Predatory Lending: A Fair Housing Issue

What is Predatory Lending? Predatory lending typically refers to lending practices that impose unfair, deceptive, or abusive loan terms on borrowers. Why is Predatory Lending a Fair Housing Issue? Often predatory...
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The Fair Housing Act

The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in residential housing transactions because of a person’s protected class status. Protected Classes The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits...