The Agency of Human Services has been struggling in recent months to keep up with some of its assigned responsibilities. In December, we learned about a backlog in the Department for Children and Families in processing economic benefit applications-things like Reach Up, Medicaid, and food stamps.
And a few months ago it became clear that Adult Protective Services was way behind in investigating cases of abuse in elderly and vulnerable Vermonters.
In both cases, Vermont Legal Aid got involved in coming up with a solution and working with the individual departments in getting back on track.
VPR’s Jane Lindholm talks with Legal Aid attorneys Christopher Curtis and Barbara Prine about where things stand in that process.