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MLRI: Immigrants and Public Benefits

  • Product Number: 2200104P01
  • CLE Credits, earn up to:
    5.5 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits CLE Credit Note
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    This all-day training offers the nuts-and-bolts on how immigration status affects eligibility for benefits for non-citizen immigrants and refugees. The trainers include both immigration lawyers and legal experts in different public benefit programs. It will cover basic information about immigrants in Massachusetts, how immigration status affects public benefits in general and an overview of the most commonly seen types of immigration status and documents. It will include the latest information about the proposed “public charge” rule that may change how benefits are treated for immigration purposes in the future as well as a “Know Your Rights” session for community organizations to address fears among immigrants whom they serve. In the afternoon, participants can choose a beginner or advanced track to hear from experts on the immigrant eligibility rules in specific programs including the TAFDC, EAEDC and SSI cash assistance programs, the SNAP (food stamps) program, and MassHealth and other subsidized health programs. A plenary session will cover immigrant eligibility for state and federal subsidized housing programs and EA shelter.

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    Faculty

    Patricia J. Baker, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
    Deirdre M. Giblin, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
    Iris D. Gomez, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
    Judith Liben, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
    Naomi A. Meyer, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Andrea M. Park, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
    Victoria Pulos, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
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    • $35.00 - Legal Services Attorney
    • $35.00 - Nonlawyer Advocates
    • $125.00 - All Others
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