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Legal Aid of the Bluegrass reminding Kentuckians of changes to SNAP during coronavirus pandemic

In an attempt to counteract the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Kentucky has recently announced some important changes to the SNAP Program. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally funded food assistance program that provides vital nutritional support to people all across the United States. Kentucky recently received an emergency allotment waiver. This means...

Medicare Advantage is in open enrollment period; Legal Aid of the Bluegrass can answer your questions, provide help

Each year, between January 1 and March 31, is the Medicare Advantage open enrollment period. During this time of the year, current Medicare Advantage plan members can leave their plan and return to Original Medicare as well as enroll in a Part D prescription drug plan to supplement their Original Medicare. SHIP is ready to help. Members also have the option to switch to a different Medicare Advantage...

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass: It’s Older American Month and time to Connect, Create, Contribute

Each May the Administration for Aging leads our nation in the observance of Older Americans Month. This year the theme is Connect, Create, Contribute. This theme encourages our seniors to CONNECT with friends families and services, CREATE by engaging in activities that promote personal enrichment and CONTRIBUTE time, talents and life experience to benefit their community. Communities that encourage...

New ‘Clean Slate’ law provides opportunity to expunge certain felonies; free workshops available

A new law went into effect July 15 that allows certain Class D felony convictions to be vacated and charges dismissed, opening the opportunity for a ‘clean slate’ for thousands of Kentuckians. “This legislation will help people who have done their time, completed their sentences and lived law-abiding lives for many years,” Administrative Office of the Courts General Counsel...

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass adds attorney, hotline dedicated to veterans’ legal questions

The door to legal services for veterans opened wider this year with the addition of a Veteran’s Affairs accredited attorney and dedicated phone line for legal questions at Legal Aid of the Bluegrass. Veterans often return from active duty to stacks of problems requiring immediate attention. Legal Aid of the Bluegrass provides direction and legal services regarding civil matters and VA benefits. The...