Learning the Ropes of Welfare Advocacy for Non-Attorneys

Wednesday March 19

  • By: Community Service Society/Benefits Plus Learning Center
  • Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    Community Service Society
    105 East 22nd Street
    Conference Room 4A
    New York, NY
  • Contact:
    Migdalia Molina
    Community Service Society/Benefits Plus Learning Center
    212 614-5497
  • Website: benefitsplus.cssny.org

Knowing how public benefits work is the first step in advocacy. Take the next step and learn how to ensure your clients receive the benefits they are entitled to. Learn how to assess a client's situation by gathering the right information, developing a time-line and determining the best plan of action. Learn how to resolve some common problems: making reasonable accommodations, improper notification, missed appointment, lost documentation, etc. The workshop will also introduce several welfare lawsuits to help in effectively advocating for your clients. Included are helpful resources, agency contacts, and a brief description of the fair hearing process.

Note: This training focuses on advocacy strategies for Cash Assistance applicants and recipients. Cost of workshop is $50.00. Online registration required at: http://benefitsplus.cssny.org/home/training