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Study: NH's work requirements don't work

Posted Feb 14, 2020

A new study concludes that New Hampshire’s attempt to avoid Arkansas’ missteps in implementing Medicaid work requirements were no better - and equally dangerous.   Kay Drought, NHLA managing attorney and litigation director, and Dawn McKinney, our policy director,& more

We help low-income residents with utility bills. Find out how.

Posted Feb 07, 2020

(L-R) Ray Burke, Glenn Ouellette, Don Kreis, Rick Maynard NHLA attorney Ray Burke would like more low-income consumers to know they may be eligible for financial assistance with their electric, fuel and other energy expenses or help with a utility disconnection. Burke, the director of NHLA’s E more

Webinar resources on welfare assistance advocacy

Posted Feb 07, 2020

Thank you to the nearly 50 people who attended our webinar on navigating local assistance for New Hampshire’s vulnerable seniors. For those unable to attend, our co-presenters, NHLA advocates Elliott Berry and Candance Cappio Gebhart, have shared their PowerPoint and FAQs below. These re more

Less than one month until the first 2020 deadline for property tax deferrals

Posted Feb 03, 2020

If you are a person who is age 65 or older, a Veteran, engaged in combat service, or blind, or have low income or disabilities you may qualify for reduced or deferred property taxes
This year, the deadline for applications for deferrals and abatements is FEBRUARY 28. The deadlin more