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California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2014 (Free)

Released on: Apr. 15, 2014
Running Time: 06:18:40

Running Time Segment Title Faculty Format
[01:10:55] CalWORKs Amy P. Lee ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Antionette Dozier ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
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[01:00:55] CalFresh Lisa Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Senior Litigator, Western Center on Law & Poverty
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[01:01:15] General Assistance Judith Gold ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Kristen Washburn ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
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[01:03:50] Health Benefits: Medi-Cal and the Affordable Care Act Jen Flory ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Shirley E. Sanematsu ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
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[01:01:45] Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income, and CAPI Steven Weiss ~ Staff Attorney and Regional SSI Advocacy Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Lisa Lunsford ~ Managing Attorney, Homeless Action Center
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[00:57:45] Writs & Appeals Steven Weiss ~ Staff Attorney and Regional SSI Advocacy Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Patti Prunhuber ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Richard A Rothschild ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
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Low-income clients need your help to protect their rights to potentially life-saving benefits.  Many low-income clients have difficulty navigating the confusing and bureaucratic process to establish and maintain eligibility for public benefits.  Without legal assistance and advocacy, large numbers of clients go without the benefits to which they are entitled, which can often lead to unnecessary hunger and homelessness.  Attorneys who work with low-income people, or pro bono attorneys interested in working on these types of case, can learn the basics of public benefits law.

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[Total time 06:18:40]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.

  • Program Overview and Introductions* [00:02:15]
    Steven Weiss
  • CalWORKs [01:10:55]
    Antionette Dozier, Amy P. Lee
  • CalFresh [01:00:55]
    Stephanie Haffner, Lisa M. Newstrom
  • General Assistance [01:01:15]
    Judith Gold, Kristen Washburn
  • Health Benefits: Medi-Cal and the Affordable Care Act [01:03:50]
    Shirley E. Sanematsu, Jen Flory
  • Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income, and CAPI [01:01:45]
    Lisa Lunsford, Steven Weiss
  • Writs & Appeals [00:57:45]
    Patti Prunhuber, Steven Weiss, Richard A. Rothschild

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:

  • Minimum Basic Standard of Care (MBSAC) Payment Standards, July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, California Department of Social Services
    Amy P. Lee
  • CalWORKs Payment Standards Chart, California Department of Social Services
    Amy P. Lee
  • Emergency Benefits: When You Can’t Wait for Help…
    Amy P. Lee
  • State Fair Hearings: Challenging the County
    Amy P. Lee
  • Getting Help in Your Language (English, Spanish, Chinese)
    Amy P. Lee
  • Disability Rights: Getting the Help You Deserve
    Amy P. Lee
  • Disability? Equal Opportunity!
    Amy P. Lee
  • Online CalWORKs Resources
    Amy P. Lee, Antionette Dozier
  • CalWORKs 101: The Basics of Cash Aid for Poor Families (PowerPoint Slides)
    Amy P. Lee, Antionette Dozier
  • FFY 2014—Food Stamp Calculator
    Lisa M. Newstrom
  • Food Stamps Calculator: Appendix
    Lisa M. Newstrom
  • Sample Food Stamp Calculator Completed
    Lisa M. Newstrom
  • Sample Position Statement on Inadequate Notice of Overissuance
    Lisa M. Newstrom
  • Sample Position Statement on Jurisdiction
    Lisa M. Newstrom
  • Sample Position Statement on Calculation
    Lisa M. Newstrom
  • Federal vs. State CalFRESH for Noncitizens
    Lisa M. Newstrom
  • Providing Adequate Notice, All-County Information Notice I-151-82, Department of Social Services, November 23, 1982
    Lisa M. Newstrom
  • CalFRESH: What Advocates Need to Know (PowerPoint Slides)
    Lisa M. Newstrom, Stephanie Haffner
  • General Assistance: A Tattered Safety Net, Overview of Legal Authorities
    Kristen Washburn
  • Excerpts from Caseload Reports
    Judith Gold
  • Excerpts from “Investing in People to Save Counties Money”, Best Practices for Moving People with Disabilities from General Assistance to SSI, September 2010
    Judith Gold
  • Selected Documents from NAPA County GA Recipient’s Case File
    Judith Gold
  • Sample Demand Letters (To NAPA County)
    Kristen Washburn
  • Sample GA Writ Petition, Jacques v. County of Santa Clara
    Judith Gold
  • Summary of Settlement Terms, Jacques v. County of Santa Clara
    Judith Gold, Kristen Washburn
  • General Assistance: A Tattered Safety Net (PowerPoint Slides)
    Judith Gold, Kristen Washburn
  • Fact Sheet: The Affordable Care Act and Low-Income Californians, Medi-Cal Expansion, Covered California, & a More Secure Market
    Jen Flory, Shirley E. Sanematsu
  • Covered California Application for Health Insurance
    Jen Flory, Shirley E. Sanematsu
  • Medi-Cal Benefits at a Glance, California Department of Health Care Services
    Jen Flory, Shirley E. Sanematsu
  • Access for Infants and Mothers Program Application
    Jen Flory, Shirley E. Sanematsu
  • Covered California Request for a State Fair Hearing to Appeal a Covered California Eligibility Determination Form
    Jen Flory, Shirley E. Sanematsu
  • Independent Medical Review Application, California Department of Managed Health Care
    Jen Flory, Shirley E. Sanematsu
  • Fair Hearing Form, California Department of Social Services
    Jen Flory, Shirley E. Sanematsu
  • Fact Sheet #6 of 6: A New Health Law Helps You!
    Jen Flory, Shirley E. Sanematsu
  • Limitations on Hospital Billing & Collections
    Jen Flory, Shirley E. Sanematsu
  • Health Benefits for Low-Income Californians Post Health Reform (PowerPoint Slides)
    Jen Flory, Shirley E. Sanematsu
  • Sample Pre-Hearing Brief
    Lisa Lunsford
  • Sample Appeals Council Brief
    Lisa Lunsford
  • Social Security Disability Grids, United States Social Security Administration
    Steven Weiss
  • Fiscal Year 2012 Workload Data: Disability Decisions, United States Social Security Administration
    Steven Weiss
  • Policy Interpretation Ruling—SSR 11–1P: Titles II and XVI: Procedures for Handling Requests to File Subsequent Applications for Disability Benefits
    Steven Weiss
  • Policy Interpretation Ruling—SSR 11–2P: Titles II and XVI: Documenting and Evaluating Disability in Young Adults
    Steven Weiss
  • Policy Interpretation Ruling—SSR 13–1P: Titles II and XVI: Agency Processes for Addressing Allegations of Unfairness, Prejudice, Partiality, Bias, Misconduct, Or Discrimination by Administrative Law Judges
    Steven Weiss
  • Policy Interpretation Ruling—SSR 13–2P: Titles II and XVI: Evaluating Cases Involving Drug Addiction and Alcoholism
    Steven Weiss
  • Policy Interpretation Ruling—SSR 06–03P: Titles II and XVI: Considering Opinions and Other Evidence from Sources Who Are Not “Acceptable Medical Sources” In Disability Claims; Considering Decisions on Disability by Other Governmental and Nongovernmental A
    Steven Weiss
  • Social Security Disability Benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Advocacy (PowerPoint Slides)
    Lisa Lunsford, Steven Weiss
  • Writ of Mandate Outline
    Richard A. Rothschild
  • Applicable Statutes
    Patti Prunhuber
  • Sample Petition for Writ of Mandamus
    Patti Prunhuber
  • Sample Request for Administrative Record
    Patti Prunhuber
  • Civil Cover Sheet Form (JS 44)
    Steven Weiss
  • Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis
    Steven Weiss
  • Complaint for Judicial Review of Decision of Commissioner of Social Security
    Steven Weiss
  • Summons in a Civil Action
    Steven Weiss
  • Bay Area Legal Aid Fee Agreement and Assignment of Fees Under the Equal Access to Justice Act
    Steven Weiss
  • Procedural Order for Social Security Review Actions
    Steven Weiss
  • Appointed Representative Guide to Requesting Appeals Council Review and Submitting Additional Evidence to the Appeals Council Guide
    Steven Weiss
  • Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment and Supporting Memorandum of Points and Authorities, M L v. Michael J. Astrue, United States District Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division (2013)
    Steven Weiss
  • Plaintiff’s Reply Brief to Defendant’s Opposition and in Support of Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment, M L v. Carolyn W. Colvin, United States District Court, Northern District of California, Oakland Division (2013)
    Steven Weiss
  • Writs & Appeals Hypotheticals
    Patti Prunhuber, Richard A. Rothschild
  • Strategies and Procedures for Litigating Writ Petitions
    Patti Prunhuber, Richard A. Rothschild

Presentation Material

  • CalWORKs: CalWORKs 101: The Basics of Cash Aid for Poor Families PowerPoint Slides
    Antionette Dozier, Amy P. Lee
  • Summary of Nutrition Provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014, Impact on Low-Income Californians & Suggestions for Implementation
    Stephanie Haffner, Lisa M. Newstrom
  • CalFresh: CalFresh: What Advocates Need to Know PowerPoint Slides
    Stephanie Haffner, Lisa M. Newstrom
  • General Assistance: General Assistance: A Tattered Safety Net PowerPoint Slides
    Judith Gold, Kristen Washburn
  • Health Benefits: Medi-Cal and the Affordable Care Act: Health Benefits for Low-Income Californians Post Health Reform PowerPoint Slides
    Shirley E. Sanematsu, Jen Flory
  • Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income, and CAPI: Social Security Disability Benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Advocacy PowerPoint Slides
    Lisa Lunsford, Steven Weiss
  • The Mechanics of Filing, Serving and Litigating a Writ Petition
    Patti Prunhuber, Steven Weiss, Richard A. Rothschild
  • Writs & Appeals: Strategies and Procedures for Litigating Writ Petitions PowerPoint Slides
    Patti Prunhuber, Steven Weiss, Richard A. Rothschild
Chairperson(s)
Steven Weiss ~ Staff Attorney and Regional SSI Advocacy Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Speaker(s)
Antionette Dozier ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Jen Flory ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Judith Gold ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Stephanie Haffner ~ Senior Litigator, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Amy P. Lee ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Lisa Lunsford ~ Managing Attorney, Homeless Action Center
Lisa Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Patti Prunhuber ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Richard A. Rothschild ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Shirley E. Sanematsu ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Kristen Washburn ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid

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