Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF): Understanding the New Program Requirements in the District of Columbia

  • Public Benefits

The East of the River Casehandlers invite you to a free, half-day workshop in Anacostia on the recent changes to DC's TANF program, such as a new sanction program that can cut families' benefits to $0. This class will help you understand the new benefits reductions and sanctions policies, as well as the assessment process and how clients can advocate for needed waivers and services. Workshop participants will also learn more about the legal aid resources available to TANF and other public benefits recipients east of the Anacostia River. This training is open
to the public and we welcome case managers, public interest/pro bono attorneys and other advocates who assist families receiving TANF benefits.

Speaker: Westra Miller, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

To reserve a seat, e-mail Heather Hodges at hhodges@nlsp.org or by calling (202) 269-5119.

About Us:

The East of the River Casehandlers are a group of public interest lawyers who meet every three months in Ward 8 to share program information and discuss strategies for dealing with issues of common concern to our low-income clients in Wards 7 and 8. We also conduct legal information programs for community members, public interest lawyers and pro bono attorneys. Our next meeting will be on August 16, 2013. Please send an e-mail to EastoftheRiverLawyers-subscribe@mail.lawhelp.org if you would like to join our listserv and meetings.