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  • How to apply for your birth certificate as an adult living in Virginia: a comprehensive guide created by Blue Ridge Legal Services

    This guide was created for people living in Blue Ridge Legal Services’ service area in the Shenandoah Valley, but it can be used by people living anywhere in Virginia. It is intended to assist adults in obtaining their own birth certificates. This guide was created for people living in Blue Ridge Legal Services’ service area in the Shenandoah Valley, but it can be used by people living anywhere in Virginia.

  • 7 NEW LAWS THAT ARE MORE FAIR, FAVORABLE & FRIENDLY TO TENANTS - PDF Document

    Starting July 1, 2019, seven new laws will take effect in Virginia. All seven are more fair, favorable and friendly to tenants. They all were passed as a response to the high rate of evictions in Virginia, which are more than two times the national average. In many cities in Virginia, evictions are more than four times the national average. The following pdf provides the seven new laws in more detail.

  • Consumer advisory: Your benefits are protected from garnishment

    Older Americans, like many of their younger counterparts, increasingly have debts in collection. Over one-third of the complaints that older consumers submit to us are related to debt collection. In some of these complaints, consumers told us that debt collectors threatened to garnish their benefits from Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and VA benefits, even though these funds usually can’t be garnished.