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MLRI: Elder Benefits Programs

Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Training

  • Product Number: 2210101P01
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    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 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 also provides a brief summary of other public benefits. This program provides legal services advocates, lawyers, paralegals, 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.

     
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    Andrew Bardetti, Esq., South Coastal Counties Legal Services/New Bedford, New Bedford
    Betsey E. Crimmins, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Donna M. McCormick, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Shannon K. Philbrick, Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Boston
    Kate Symmonds, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
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