Eligibility for public benefits for non-citizens is complicated. Allison Miles-Lee (Bread for the City), Denise Hunter (Whitman-Walker Health) and Krisztina Szabo (Whitman-Walker Health) will provide an introductory overview of immigrant eligibility for D.C. and federal public benefit programs. Presenters will also provide an overview of common immigration statuses for D.C.-area residents, the public charge ground of inadmissibility, and immigration status and eligibility for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Click here to register and learn more.
Join Erin Loubier (Whitman-Walker Health) and Jennifer Mezey (Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia) for an overview of who is eligible for and how to keep public health insurance (Medicare/QMB, Medicaid, D.C. Healthcare Alliance, and financial assistance for individual/family plan options on D.C. Health Link-D.C.’s state health insurance exchange). In addition to learning about eligibility and practical tips on applying and re-certifying, Erin and Jennifer will also share common situations consumers face and practice tips to resolve them. Click here to register and to RSVP.
Current and prospective pro bono attorneys are invited to learn about the law and practice of serving as a guardian ad litem, representing the best interests of a child in a custody case. Participants will receive a copy of our custody guardian ad litem training materials and manual. A light lunch will be served. To ensure sufficient seating and copies of the Children’s Law Center manual, please register here.
The Family Court Volunteer Attorney Negotiator Program(VAN) is an opportunity for compassionate attorneys with family law experience and good active listening skills to enhance familial stability by facilitating communication and using negotiation skills to resolve issues. It is a very meaningful way of giving back to the community in which we work and/or live. Family law and mediation experience is required. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
Join Curt Campbell and Carolyn Rumer (both of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia) to discuss two critical safety net benefits available to some District residents: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as Food Stamps). In addition to tips on how to apply for TANF and/or SNAP, program rules, and how to escalate common issues your clients may face, Curt and Carolyn will also briefly discuss systemic policy issues related to both programs. Click here for more information and to register.