Immigrants and Public Benefits

Thursday March 10
2016

  • By: MLRI, MCLE
  • Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    MCLE Conference Center
    Ten Winter Place
    Boston, MA
  • Website: www.mcle.org

This training offers the nuts-and-bolts on immigration status as it affects eligibility for benefits for non-citizen immigrants and refugees. Massachusetts has a significant immigrant population. This training walks you through the basics of immigration and public benefits rules to help you understand which public benefits are available for specific immigrant populations. It covers any recent changes in Department of Transitional Assistance, MassHealth, Health Insurance Connector, Social Security Administration, and state and federal subsidized housing policy on immigrant eligibility. There is also a brief presentation on current issues affecting immigrants in the state legislature or in Congress. This training is for legal services advocates, lawyers in private practice, social and health services workers, and community advocates. Participants receive detailed materials.

Faculty:

  • Patricia J. Baker, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
  • Iris D. Gomez, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
  • Judith Liben, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
  • Victoria Pulos, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston

Cost:
The cost for legal services attorneys and non-lawyer advocates is $25. For all others, it is $95.

Registration:
For more information or to register, go to MCLE's website, www.mcle.org/product/catalog/code/2160173P01  When registering on MCLE's website, be sure to select your program fee "Category" in the drop down menu. Click "Update" for adjusted course fee.