The Online Resource for Massachusetts Poverty Law Advocates

Trainings for Community Advocates

The following is a list of upcoming trainings that may be of interest to legal advocates in Massachusetts who handle poverty law issues, or to social services advocates who help low-income clients seeking legal help and information. Click on the title of the training for more information, including location.
Training Description Date/Time
Health Care Access Programs

This program is desgined to help attendees understand MEdicaid and other subsidized health programs available to people under age 65 in Masschusetts.

The morning program provides an overview of the eligibility requirements for MassHealth,...

02/27/2020 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
Income Maximization for the Working Poor

This session is an overview focusing on various supplemental benefits and assistance progrmas which help working families and individuals to mximize their income and reduce their expensises.

The first part is presented in a lecture format and the...

03/04/2020 - 9:15am to 3:00pm
Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment insurance (UI) is a critical safety net suring periods of joblessness. This seminar provides you with the expertise you need to understand the UI system and to help your clients get the UI benefits tow hich they are legally entitled. 

03/12/2020 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Immigrants and Public Benefits

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...

04/02/2020 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
State and Federal Veterans' Benefits

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.

04/23/2020 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Elder Benefits Programs

In these hard times, elders in Massachusetts depend on a variety of benefits programs to meet their income and health needs. These include income supplement programs, retirement benefits, home-based care services, and health care programs.


05/13/2020 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

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