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Belkys Garcia

The Legal Aid Society
Staff Attorney, Civil Practice Law Reform Unit
New York, NY, USA


Belkys Garcia has been a staff attorney with The Legal Aid Society since 2007 helping low-income New Yorkers access various government benefits. She is currently in the Civil Practice Law Reform Unit focusing on health and benefits after spending five years in the Health Law Unit where she represented clients and engaged in policy and legislative reform on issues regarding access to health care. She served as a principal attorney on Cruz v. Zucker, a challenge to a Medicaid regulation which denied payment for medically necessary health care for transgender Medicaid recipients. Previously in The Legal Aid Society’s Bronx Neighborhood Office she represented clients on appeals of denials of public assistance, food stamps and disability benefits in administrative hearings, New York State Courts and U.S. District Court. Belkys is a graduate of CUNY School of Law and The New School.
Belkys Garcia is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Medicaid Coverage of Gender Affirming Transgender Health Care (Appendices a-l) - Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2017: Special Populations, Thursday, August 03, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Special Public Benefits Rules Pertaining to Victims of Domestic Violence and Rules Regarding Transgender Medicaid Recipients - Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2017: Special Populations, Friday, August 04, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Special Public Benefits Rules Pertaining to Victims of Domestic Violence and Rules Regarding Transgender Medicaid Recipients - Special Public Benefits Rules Pertaining to Victims of Domestic Violence and Rules Regarding Transgender Medicaid Recipients , Friday, August 04, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Special Public Benefits Rules Pertaining to Victims of Domestic Violence and Rules Regarding Transgender Medicaid Recipients - Special Public Benefits Rules Pertaining to Victims of Domestic Violence and Rules Regarding Transgender Medicaid Recipients , Friday, August 04, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Special Public Benefits Rules Pertaining to Victims of Domestic Violence and Rules Regarding Transgender Medicaid Recipients - Special Public Benefits Rules Pertaining to Victims of Domestic Violence and Rules Regarding Transgender Medicaid Recipients , Friday, August 04, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2017: Special Populations, Tuesday, August 08, 2017, New York, NY
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