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PCA Training for Advocates- May 4; Elder Benefits BBT- May 11

Hello all- I hope you had a nice weekend! Some reminders/announcements about upcoming trainings below:
May 4, 10:00-11:30am
We hope that you'll come to (and spread the word about) MLRI's Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Training for Advocates happening this Wednesday! This training will cover the basics of MassHealth's PCA program, which is unique in its structure and operation; and how to help consumers appeal decisions regarding their PCA hours with the Board of Hearings, one of the most common types of MassHealth appeals.
MassHealth's PCA program is a critical resource for MassHealth members needing help with activities of daily living to continue living independently at home. When a consumer's PCA hours are reduced, it can be critical to their health and safety to appeal to the Board of Hearings to restore those hours. This training will provide the foundational knowledge an advocate needs to help consumers with PCA appeals. 
We'll be learning from our expert panelists: 
  • Peter Cronis, Senior PCA Skills Trainer at Boston Center for Independent Living
  • Courtland Townes III, PCA Program Manager at Boston Center for Independent Living 
  • Nancy Lorenz, Senior Attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Kara Hurvitz, Staff Attorney at Health Law Advocates
Register for the training here, and please pass this (and the attached flyer) along to your colleagues and any other advocates who might be interested. Live closed captioning will be provided. 
May 11, 9:30am- 4:00pm
As part of MLRI and MCLE's Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Training series, a live webcast of the Elder Benefits program will be held on May 11, 2022 (9:30am-4pm). 
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 available to older adults in Massachusetts. 
Please click here, and scroll down to the "Elder Benefits Program" to register. Recorded webcasts of the training are also available. 


File Attachment: 
PDF icon PCA_Training_Flyer.pdf1.36 MB