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Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2017: Special Populations
This training is designed to equip attorneys with a sharper understanding of the substantive law, strategies, procedures, and best practices relevant to their representation of low-income clients who seek government benefits such as public assistance and benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). These necessary benefits can be difficult to access for many eligible applicants due to the complex rules governing public benefits. Attend this program to learn about eligibility criteria, special rules, the fair hearing process, Article 78 proceedings, and recent developments.
What You Will Learn
• Strategies, procedures, and best practices relevant to the representation of low-income clients who seek public assistance
• A focus on the HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) eligible population
• Eligibility rules for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) including the rules for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD)
• Public benefits rules pertaining to victims of domestic violence
• Rules regarding transgender Medicaid recipients
• Strategies and procedures for representing clients at public benefits fair hearings and in Article 78 proceedings
All attorneys interested in helping low-income clients will benefit from attending this program.