MLRI: Immigration & Public Benefits

  • Product Number: 2170141P01
  • CLE Credits, earn up to:
    5.5 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits CLE Credit Note
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  • Product Description

    Product Description

    This training offers the nuts-and-bolts on how immigration status affects eligibility for benefits for non-citizen immigrants and refugees. The morning session will cover basic information about immigrants in Massachusetts and their language rights, how immigration status affects public benefits in general and an overview  of  the most commonly seen types of immigration status and documents. This year the training also includes a new “know your rights” session for community organizations to address fears among immigrants whom they serve. The afternoon session will focus on the immigrant eligibility rules in specific benefit programs including the TAFDC, EAEDC and SSI cash assistance programs, the SNAP (food stamps) program, MassHealth and other subsidized health programs and state and federal subsidized housing programs. This training is for legal services advocates, lawyers in private practice, social and health services workers, and community advocates. Participants will receive detailed materials.

  • Agenda

    Agenda & Materials

    • 9:00-9:30 AM

      Welcome and Introduction

    • 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

      Morning Portion

    • 12:35 -1:30 PM

      Lunch (on your own)

    • Afternoon Portion

      1:30-4:00 PM

    Please Note

    MCLE webcasts are delivered completely online, underscoring their convenience and appeal. There are no published print materials. All written materials are available electronically only. They are posted 24 hours prior to the program and can be accessed, downloaded, or printed from your computer.

  • Faculty


    Patricia J. Baker, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
    Iris D. Gomez, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
    Emily B. Leung, Esq., Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts LLC, Brockton
    Judith Liben, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
    Victoria Pulos, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
    Tere Ramos, Esq., Ramos Law LLC, Wellesley Hills