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What’s New - December 2020 provides helpful information about the law in Washington state. This is a monthly summary of new and revised resources on the site. 

New Minor Guardianship Resources

Non-Parent Custody is Changing to Minor Guardianship

I am age 12 – 16. What are my rights in a minor guardianship case?

If you are a parent in a minor guardianship case, you can ask for a lawyer.

File an Emergency Minor Guardianship Petition

File a Minor Guardianship Petition

Respond to Minor Guardianship

Family & Safety

Recorded Webinar Series: Protective Parenting Plans


New! Certificate of Parental Improvement (English, Spanish) - If you have an older founded finding of child abuse or neglect in the state of Washington, this new procedure can give you a chance to work.

Applying for a Driver’s License with no Social Security Number (Spanish)

CPS Investigations and Findings (English, Spanish)


Coronavirus (COVID-19): There are only a few reasons your landlord can evict you right now (English, Spanish, Russian)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis: Payment Relief for Student Loan Borrowers (English, Spanish)

Questions and Answers: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Stimulus Payments in Washington State

New! Video - Becoming Aware of Scams: Know Your Rights Before Buying a House (English, Spanish)

New! Mobile home owners: If you fall behind on your property taxes, you might be able to get help


Key Medicaid Standards as of January 2021

Medicare Information for 2021

Social Security Information for 2021

2021 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) & State Supplemental Payment (SSP) Standards for Washington State

Questions and Answers on the Community First Choice Program

Questions and Answers on the COPES Program (English, Spanish)

Questions and Answers on Medicaid for Nursing Home Residents (English, Spanish)

The Medically Needy “Spenddown” Program: Medicaid for Adults 65 and Older or Disabled who Don’t Get SSI (English, Spanish)

Questions and Answers on the Tailored Supports for Older Adults (TSOA) and Medicaid Alternative Care (MAC) Programs


Washington Public Assistance for Refugees and Humanitarian Entrants (Spanish)

The New Public Charge Rule – What You Need to Know

Washington Public Assistance for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence (Spanish)

Money & Debt

New! Consumer Credit Counseling (Russian, Spanish)

Debtors’ Rights: Dealing with Collection Agencies (Russian, Spanish)


New! Special Education Advocacy Options for Parents and Caregivers (Spanish, Russian)

Public School Discipline (Spanish)


Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Eviction

I am a Tenant Living in a Foreclosed Property. What are My Rights? (English, Spanish)

Tenant Screening: Your Rights (English, Spanish)

Vacating (Canceling) a Judgment and Staying (Stopping) Enforcement of a Writ after You Defaulted in your Unlawful Detainer (Eviction) Case

I need to respond to an eviction lawsuit as soon as possible (Vietnamese)

2020 Changes to Washington’s Landlord/Tenant and Eviction Laws (English, Spanish)

My Landlord Just Threatened to Evict Me (Spanish, Russian)

I am having problems with my landlord (English, Spanish)

Know Your Rights: Rent-to-Own in Washington State

My Landlord Just Gave Me a 3-day Notice to Quit (English, Spanish)

My Landlord Just Gave Me a 14-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Vacate

My Landlord Just Gave Me a 10-Day Notice to Comply or Vacate (English, Spanish)

My Landlord Just Gave me a 20-Day (or 60-Day) Notice to Terminate (English, Spanish)

My Landlord Just Threatened to Evict Me from my Manufactured/Mobile Home Park

My Manufactured/Mobile Home Park Landlord Just Gave Me a 14-Day Notice to Pay or Vacate

My Manufactured/Mobile Home Park Landlord Just Gave Me a 20-Day Notice to Comply or Vacate (English, Spanish)

I live in a trailer, motor home, or fifth wheel in an RV park. I pay rent for the lot. Do I have rights? (English, Spanish)

Problems Getting Title to Your Manufactured Home

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