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To observe recommended social distancing measures in response to the current public health crisis, MCLE programs will be presented only via webcast through August. Circumstances permitting, in-person programming will resume after Labor Day.
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MLRI: Elder Benefits Programs

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    Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this program has been rescheduled and is now available online only as a live or recorded webcast.

    Due in part to the high cost of living, older adults in Massachusetts have the second lowest levels of economic security in the nation. This training provides an overview of the key public benefits programs to help older adults meet their basic needs. Experts will review the basic eligibility rules for cash benefit programs like SSI and Social Security Insurance benefits, home-based care services from the Office of Elder Affairs, and health care programs like Medicare and MassHealth. It will also provide a brief summary of other public benefits. This program provides legal services advocates, lawyers and paralegals in private practice, social workers, case managers and advocates with other community groups with basic knowledge about many of the resources available to elders, with an emphasis on program criteria specific to elders and how to navigate the complexities across programs. Detailed materials will also be provided.

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    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.

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    Donna M. McCormick, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Shannon K. Philbrick, Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Boston
    Jan M. Stiefel, Esq., Community Legal Aid / Hampshire County, Northampton
    Kate Symmonds, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
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