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Immigrants and Public Benefits (BBT)
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05/06/2021 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
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Webcast

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 covers 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.

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Elder Benefits Programs
Date: 
05/12/2021 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
Location: 
MCLE Conference Center, 10 Winter Place, via Winter Street

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.

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Legal Services Virtual Conference - The Intersection of Systemic Racism and Poverty
Date: 
05/21/2021 - 9:30am to 1:30pm
Location: 
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The Intersection of Systemic Racism and Poverty: How Legal Aid Must Turn a Moment into a Movement and Work to Support Structural Change

“I think that understanding structural racialization is one of the key issues for anyone doing civil rights, antipoverty, or social justice work in the United States today.”
     —john a. powell

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