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1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Landlord - Tenant, Public Benefits and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: I lived in a government housing project and pretty much the whole time I did I had to endure and suffer the reprecussion

Of Black Mold growing and thriving in certain damp spots of the apartment along with other numerous things that I just let slide because of my situation and things I could do about it at the time. Is there anything I can do to result in my benefit?

Seth E Allen
Seth E Allen
answered on Feb 27, 2024

In Virginia, you can file a tenant's assertion asking the landlord to make certain repairs if it is a material non-compliance with the lease, a violation of law, a fire hazard, or a serious threat to the life/health/safety of the tenant if not promptly treated. There are things you have to do... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits, Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Military Law for Virginia on
Q: IDT paid time off? Federal orders annual training paid time off?

Hello, I am a county employee under the Commonwealth of Virginia?

I am also in the Virginia Army National Guard.

My question pertains to inactive duty training (weekend drills). Can an employer not let you accrue leave? and do they have to pay you?

or does that only apply... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Oct 26, 2023

Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), employers, including those in the Commonwealth of Virginia, are prohibited from discriminating against or penalizing employees due to their military service obligations. This protection includes your weekend drills or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for Virginia on
Q: Am I to pay if it's leaking right at thereblue line at meter

In wv

T. Augustus Claus
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answered on Jul 10, 2023

If you are referring to a water meter, typically, the responsibility for the maintenance and repair of the water meter falls on the utility company or the property owner, depending on the specific circumstances and the terms of any applicable agreements or regulations.

In most cases, the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Public Benefits for Virginia on
Q: I believe a high pension no cash out makes me ineligible for Medicaid. My state no Miller trust to live at poverty

Level which is undesirable. Will or living trust? Any Help with elder orphan status in law firms trustee holder. Executor, financial poa esp if not a solo law office?

Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg
answered on Dec 25, 2022

It is difficult for me to understand your question as written, but, in any event, there is no way to analyze your situation in any usable manner without reviewing your finances, the trust, and your state's Medicaid law. There are often means to qualify for Medicaid using special needs trusts,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: Do I have the right to take security deposit interest back?

The lease agreement says in Your security deposit will be deposited and held in an interest bearing account in a federally insured banking institution. But the landlord said Virginia law was changed in 2014, removing the requirement that interest accrue on security deposits held by landlords unless... View More

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof
answered on Aug 6, 2020

Since the law states :unless agreed to otherwise" and you reported that you agreed in the lease that the security deposit would be interest bearing, the landlord is bound by the terms of the lease and the law to accrue interest on your security deposit, however, you have no right to demand the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense, Landlord - Tenant, Public Benefits and Social Security for Virginia on
Q: Term life ins policy owner/beneficiary, effect me if I choose to rent subsidized apartment housing, State of Virginia.

I'm low income on SSD (not SSI), I can't afford market rent. I'm owner of & been paying on a Term Life $15,000 policy for 13 years on my ex & need the proceeds to pay off bills so I can maintain my regular monthly expenses. My concerns are that if I choose to rent subsidized... View More

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof
answered on Jan 18, 2019

I regret that I do not handle insurance policy maters. Sorry.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Lemon Law, Public Benefits and Car Accidents for Virginia on
Q: Is it legal for a police officer to walk out on to a road and wave his hand over for me to pull over, without lights.

Is it legal for a police officer to walk on to a 4 lane road, point and wave at my car to pull over, without any flashing lights? A car behind me was honking for me to go faster. At the light, I sped up, and the car (NY license plate grey) was still right behind me, tailgating. I slowed down then... View More

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Aug 27, 2015

Hire a ticket lawyer for this matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for Virginia on
Q: Can my disability benefits be attached?
Jerry Lutkenhaus
Jerry Lutkenhaus
answered on Feb 19, 2012

SS benefits and SSI benefits are exempt from garnishment.

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