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FICO Score Changes

Some new and exciting changes are being done to the way credit scores are decided. Fair Isaac, Corp., otherwise known as FICO, has announced a new score measuring system that will be known as UltraFICO and will be rolling out early 2019. The new system could help many people qualify for loans that would have…

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Florida Health Justice Project

The Seminole County Legal Aid Society is dedicated to helping seniors in the community. Many of the biggest issues plaguing this population are health related and if one is disabled or sick and is unable to pay for expensive medical treatment, government-subsidized health care can be life changing. Especially in the case of individuals requiring…

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Seminole County Veterans Stand Down

This Month on Saturday, October 20, 2018 the Seminole County Veterans Services will hold their 7th Annual Veterans Stand Down. It will be held at the Seminole County Health Department (400 W Airport Blvd. Sanford, FL 32773) from 9 AM to 1 PM. At this event, resources will be provided to homeless and at-risk veterans,…

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Representative Stephanie Murphy’s Senior Event

On September 18, 2018, U.S. Representative Stephanie Murphy and her office will be holding a Free Senior Resource Fair. A vast variety of organizations will be available throughout the event to provide the Senior Citizens of our community with much needed and beneficial information on legal services, health care, government services, community resources and much…

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Reading Scholarship Accounts

The Reading Scholarship Accounts allows parents with children in Florida public school to access services for their children in grades three through five who are having trouble reading. In order to be eligible for a Reading Scholarship Account your child must meet the following requirement: • Enrolled in third or fourth grade in 2017-18 •…

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Senator Marco Rubio holds “Mobile Office Hours” at SCBALAS Veteran’s Clinic

Starting July 12th, our office will have the pleasure to work alongside Senator Marco Rubio’s Mobile office at our monthly Veterans Clinics where his staff will be assisting during their “Mobile Office Hours.” During these hours, their office will be assisting individuals with federal paperwork or any issues with a federal agency that deal with…

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Changes in Law Concerning Expunction of Criminal History Record

–Written by Silvia McLain Expunction of a criminal record requires all criminal justice agencies possessing such a record to physically destroy it. Once the record is expunged, a person may lawfully deny or fail to acknowledge an arrest covered by the expunged record, subject to some exceptions. Expunction is prohibited if person was acquitted at…

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Hope Scholarship and Reading Account Scholarship

Written by Daniel Woodruff, University of Florida 2018 House Bill 7055 has created two scholarship opportunities for the upcoming school year: Hope Scholarship Program and Reading Scholarship Accounts. The first scholarship is for public school students (grades K5-12) who experience incidents of bullying, harassment, violence, etc. as described in the Florida Statute 1002.40. The scholarship…

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