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Date: 
12/09/2021 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
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This training is for legal services advocates, lawyers in private practice, social and health services workers, and community activists who want to learn about TAFDC (Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children)—the cash assistance program for families. The training provides an overview of program rules and eligibility, as well as information about recent policy and practice changes.

Date: 
01/27/2022 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
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Program details to come.

Date: 
11/02/2021 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
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Social Security disability programs continue to be a major source of cash and health benefits for individuals with disabilities. However, dealing with a large federal agency can be daunting and overwhelming, especially for an unrepresented claimant.

Date: 
10/26/2021 - 9:30am to 2:30pm
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Webcast

This seminar provides an overview of criminal offender record information (CORI) laws as related to employment, driver licenses, housing, and other collateral consequences. Topics include: how to get CORI reports; sealing and expungement of adult and juvenile cases; chapter 151B anti-discrimination provisions; negligent hiring protections for employers and landlords, and other provisions.

Date: 
10/05/2021 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
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Webcast

This program focuses on strategies to assist families experiencing homelessness in accessing and retaining shelter, short-term housing, and services from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Trainers provide an overview of the Emergency Assistance (EA) shelter and services program, including current restrictions on access to EA shelter. The training also includes advocacy tips regarding the range of issues facing families at-risk or experiencing homelessness as they seek access to EA shelter and the HomeBASE program.

Date: 
03/03/2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Zoom

Sponsored by the Better Business Bureau, the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. This one-hour webinar will feature experts from each of the partner organizations as they discuss a gamut of frauds targeting seniors and others throughout the Commonwealth.

Attendees will leave with information and resources for identifying and combating common scams. This virtual event is free and open to all.

Date: 
02/08/2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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webinar

Webinar organized by the Legal Services Corporation: Join us to hear about the debt collection issues the Federal Trade Commission has been seeing.  These issues include phantom debt, unlawful collection threats, credit reporting issues, and other misrepresentations regarding the nature of the debt. 

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.

Date: 
04/22/2021 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Location: 
MCLE Conference Center 10 Winter Place, via Winter Street

This training is for legal services advocates, lawyers in private practice, social and health services workers, veterns, law advocates, legislative aides, and anyone else who wants to learn about the basics of state and federal veterans' benefits.

This training covers state veterans' benefits under M.G.L. c. 115 (administered by the Massachusetts Deperatment of Veterans' Services), and federal benefits for healthcare, service-connected disability compensation,a dn non-service-connected pensions (adminsited by the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affaris). 

Date: 
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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