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California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2018

Publication Date: March 2018 Number of Volumes: 1
ISBN Number: na Page Count: 1020 pages

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Chapter 1: California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs): Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Increase to the Minimum Basic Standard of Adequate Care (MBSAC) Levels, June 2, 2017, All County Letter (ACL) No. 17 44, State of California—Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services Cynthia Chagolla ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Antionette Dozier ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 2: Impending Legislation Impacting the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) and CalFresh Programs, December 21, 2017, All County Welfare Directors Letter, State of California—Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services Cynthia Chagolla ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Antionette Dozier ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 3: CalWORKs Benefits Levels Antionette Dozier ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 4: Immigrant Benefits Referral Letter Cynthia Chagolla ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Antionette Dozier ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 5: Where to Get More Information About CalWORKs Antionette Dozier ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 6: CalWORKs 101: An Overview of Cash Aid for Poor California Families Outline Cynthia Chagolla ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Antionette Dozier ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 7: CalWORKs 101: An Overview of Cash Aid for Poor California Families (PowerPoint slides) Cynthia Chagolla ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Antionette Dozier ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 8: CalFresh & SNAP: What Advocates Need to Know Lisa M. Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 9: Food Stamp Calculator—FFY 2018 (Blank) Lisa M. Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 10: Food Stamps Calculator: Appendix 2018 Lisa M. Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 11: Food Stamp Calculator—FFY 2018 (Sample Calculation) Lisa M. Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 12: Sample Position Statement on Jurisdiction Lisa M. Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 13: Sample Claimant’s Position Statement on Overissuance Lisa M. Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 14: Federal vs. State CalFresh for Noncitizens Lisa M. Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 15: Federal Guidance on Public Charge: When Is it Safe to Use Public Benefits? Last Updated August 2014, National Immigration Law Center Lisa M. Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 16: Providing Adequate Notice, November 23, 1982, All County Information Notice I-151-82, State of California—Health and Welfare Agency, Department of Social Services Lisa M. Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 17: CalFresh Student Work Rule—Federal Law Restrictions & Recent State Law Provisions, Updated January 2016, Western Center on Law & Poverty Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 18: CalFresh Program: Student Eligibility, December 31, 2015, All County Information Notice No. I-89-15, State of California—Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services Lisa M. Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 19: CalFresh Student Eligibility, September 17, 2015, All County Letter (ACL) No. 15-70, State of California—Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services Lisa M. Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 20: Lilley v. County of Alameda, Stipulated Permanent Injunction and Order, Case No. 3:15-cv-04475-JD (N.D. Cal. 2016) Lisa M. Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 21: Riojas v. United States Department of Agriculture, Order Re: Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment, Case No. 15-cv-03592-JST (N.D. Cal. 2016) Lisa M. Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 22: You Could Be Eligible for CalFresh Even If You Received SSI in the Past Fact Sheet, Updated November 29, 2016 Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 23: Definition of Fleeing Felon and Probation Parole Violators for the CalFresh Program, October 14, 2015, All County Letter (ACL) No. 15-82, State of California—Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services Lisa M. Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 24: CalWORKs and CalFresh Semiannual Reporting—What Do Advocates Need to Know? Updated April 21, 2016, Western Center on Law & Poverty Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 25: 2017 Chaptered Bill Summary and Local Advocacy Suggestions Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 26: Mandatory and Optional Verification for CalFresh Eligibility, November 2017 Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 27: CalFresh Policy Changes 2011–2017 Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 28: CalFresh & SNAP: What Advocates Need to Know (PowerPoint slides) Lisa M. Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 29: Advocacy Checklist for County General Assistance Programs Steven Weiss ~ Regional Counsel and Regional Social Security & SSI Advocacy Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Chapter 30: California Statewide General Assistance and General Relief Advocacy—Unreported Cases Steven Weiss ~ Regional Counsel and Regional Social Security & SSI Advocacy Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Chapter 31: California Public Records Request Letter Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Chapter 32: Sample Position Statement (1) Steven Weiss ~ Regional Counsel and Regional Social Security & SSI Advocacy Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Chapter 33: Sample Position Statement (2) Steven Weiss ~ Regional Counsel and Regional Social Security & SSI Advocacy Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Chapter 34: Sample Demand Letter, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. Steven Weiss ~ Regional Counsel and Regional Social Security & SSI Advocacy Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Chapter 35: Sample Request for Administrative Record Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Chapter 36: Sample Petition and Application for Issuance of a Peremptory Writ of Mandamus and Complaint for Declaratory Relief Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Chapter 37: Summary of Mankinen v. County of Orange Consent Decree Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Chapter 38: San Benito County General Relief Program—Time Limit Letter, March 25, 2014 Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Chapter 39: General Assistance/General Relief (PowerPoint slides) Steven Weiss ~ Regional Counsel and Regional Social Security & SSI Advocacy Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Chapter 40: Application for Health Insurance, Covered California Barbara Texidor ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Corilee K.A. Racela ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 41: Request for a State Fair Hearing to Appeal a Covered California Eligibility Determination Barbara Texidor ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Corilee K.A. Racela ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 42: Fact Sheet on Medi-Cal and Managed Care: Questions and Answers to Help You Get the Best Health Care for You, Health Consumer Alliance Barbara Texidor ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Corilee K.A. Racela ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 43: Countable Income Chart—March 2014, Health Consumer Alliance Barbara Texidor ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Corilee K.A. Racela ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 44: Independent Medical Review (IMR) Application/Complaint Form, Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Managed Health Care Barbara Texidor ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Corilee K.A. Racela ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 45: Hearing Request Form, California Department of Social Services, State Fair Hearing Division Barbara Texidor ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Corilee K.A. Racela ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 46: California’s Health Programs (PowerPoint slides) Barbara Texidor ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Corilee K.A. Racela ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 47: Sample Representative’s Brief Before Hearing Jessica Redditt ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 48: Sample Appeals Council Brief Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 49: Sample Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment and Supporting Memorandum of Points and Authorities Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 50: Sample Plaintiff’s Reply Brief to Defendant’s Opposition and in Support of Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 51: Social Security Disability Grids, United States Social Security Administration Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Jessica Redditt ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 52: 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 Agencies Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Jessica Redditt ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 53: Policy Interpretation Ruling—SSR 85-15: Titles II and XVI: Capability to Do Other Work—The Medical-Vocational Rules as a Framework for Evaluating Solely Nonexertional Impairments Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Jessica Redditt ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 54: Policy Interpretation Ruling—SSR 11-2p: Titles II and XVI: Documenting and Evaluating Disability in Young Adults Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Jessica Redditt ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 55: 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 Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Jessica Redditt ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 56: Policy Interpretation Ruling—SSR 13-2p: Titles II and XVI: Evaluating Cases Involving Drug Addiction and Alcoholism Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Jessica Redditt ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 57: Appointed Representative Guide to Requesting Appeals Council Review and Submitting Additional Evidence to the Appeals Council Guide Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Jessica Redditt ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 58: Civil Cover Sheet Form (JS 44) Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Jessica Redditt ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 59: Sample Complaint for Judicial Review of Decision of Commissioner of Social Security Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Jessica Redditt ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 60: Summons in a Civil Action (AO 440) Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Jessica Redditt ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 61: Sample Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis (Non-Prisoner Cases Only) Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Jessica Redditt ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 62: Bay Area Legal Aid Fee Agreement and Assignment of Fees Under the Equal Access to Justice Act Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Jessica Redditt ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 63: Procedural Order for Social Security Review Actions Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Jessica Redditt ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 64: Policy Interpretation Ruling—SSR 11-1p: Titles II and XVI: Procedures for Handling Requests to File Subsequent Applications for Disability Benefits Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Jessica Redditt ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 65: Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 242, December 16, 2016, Ensuring Program Uniformity at the Hearing and Appeals Council Levels of the Administrative Review Process, “5-Day Rule” Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Jessica Redditt ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 66: Federal Register, Vol. 82, No. 11, January 18, 2017, Revisions to Rules Regarding the Evaluation of Medical Evidence Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Jessica Redditt ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 67: Social Security Disability Benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Advocacy (PowerPoint slides) Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Jessica Redditt ~ Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 68: Writ Statutes—Excerpts, Updated January 2018 Alex Prieto ~ Senior Litigator, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 69: Writ of Mandate Outline Alex Prieto ~ Senior Litigator, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 70: Sample Writ Petition—CalWORKs, Section 1085 & 1094.5 Alex Prieto ~ Senior Litigator, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 71: Sample Writ Petition—CalWORKs Stolen Benefits, Section 1085 Alex Prieto ~ Senior Litigator, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 72: Administrative Record Request Template Alex Prieto ~ Senior Litigator, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 73: Sample Requests for Admission Re: Agency Policies Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 74: Sample Opening Brief—Weight of the Evidence, Section 1094.5 Alex Prieto ~ Senior Litigator, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 75: Order Re: Petition for Writ of Mandate—Buena Vista MHP Residents Association v. Palo Alto Alex Prieto ~ Senior Litigator, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 76: Sample Legislative History Request Alex Prieto ~ Senior Litigator, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 77: Strategies and Procedures for Litigating Writ Petitions (PowerPoint slides) Alex Prieto ~ Senior Litigator, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
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Steven Weiss, Bay Area Legal Aid
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