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MLRI: Elder Benefits Programs

Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Trainings

  • Product Number: 2220095RBC
  • CLE Credits, earn up to:
    5.5 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits CLE Credit Note
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    Product Description

     

    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.

    A COLLABORATIVE SERIES

    MCLE, the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI), and other Massachusets legal services programs collaborate to provide annual basic public benefits advocacy training events for the many public and private sector lawyers and community advocates who assist Massachusetts residents to qualify for and receive public benefits. Detailed materials are distributed electronically for all trainings.

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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.

  • Faculty

    Chair

    Kate Symmonds, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston

    Faculty

    Majda Abbas, Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Andrew Bardetti, Esq., South Coastal Counties Legal Services/New Bedford, New Bedford
    Betsey E. Crimmins, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Shannon K. Philbrick, Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Boston
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    Fees

    • $35.00 - Legal Services Attorney
    • $35.00 - Nonlawyer Advocates
    • $125.00 - All Others
    To apply for a need-based scholarship for this program, email scholarships@mcle.org.

    Available FREE with an MCLE OnlinePass® subscription.

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