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Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Training Series: 2017-2018 Dates Announced

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE) present a series of trainings every year for legal, social, health services, and community advocates who assist low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Each session includes substantive materials and is led by expert advocates from legal services programs throughout the state.

The 2017-2018 series covers 11 different topics (see below).

Location:  

MCLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston (Downtown Crossing)

Tuition:  

Tuition for Legal Services Staff, Social Services/Health Services/Community and Non-Lawyer Advocates: $25 per person per session.
For Unemployment Insurance training only: Tuition for Attorney's signing up for Voluteer Lawyer's Project Unemployment Insurance Panel: $25 per person.
Tuition for All Others: $95/person/session.

Sessions - go to www.MCLE.org(link is external) to register:

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Note: When registering on MCLE website, be sure to select your program fee “Category” in the drop down menu. Click “Update” for adjusted course fee.

Assisting Families Experiencing Homelessness: Emergency Assistance Shelter & Benefits

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

SSI & SSDI Basics

  • Tuesday, November 29, 2017, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Basic Rules and Recent Changes in TAFDC - Massachusetts’ Cash Assistance Program for Families

  • Thursday, December 14, 2017, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

State and Federal Veterans Benefits

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018,  9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Food Stamps/SNAP Nutrition Benefits: Advocacy 101

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

Health Care Access in Changing Times

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Income Maximization for the Working Poor (Families and Individuals)

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 9:15 am - 1:15 pm

Immigrants & Public Benefits

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

CORI: Basics of the New Law for Legal Aid and Community Service Providers

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

Unemployment Insurance: Helping Out-of-Work Clients Navigate the Unemployment System

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 1:00 - 4:30 pm

Elder Benefits Programs

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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