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California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2017

Publication Date: March 2017 Number of Volumes: 1
ISBN Number: na Page Count: 950 pages

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Chapter 1: CalWORKs 101: An Overview of Cash Aid for Poor California Families Antionette Dozier ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Maya H Watts ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 2: Family Stabilization Program Evaluation Request Form, State of California—Health and Human Services Agency, California Department of Social Services Antionette Dozier ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Maya H Watts ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 3: Welfare-to-Work Plan Activity Assignment Form, State of California—Health and Human Services Agency, California Department of Social Services Antionette Dozier ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Maya H Watts ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 4: CalWORKs Benefit Levels Chart Antionette Dozier ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 5: All County Letter No. 16-47, May 27, 2016, California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs): Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Increase to the Minimum Basic Standard of Adequate Care (MBSAC) Levels, State of California—Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services Antionette Dozier ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Maya H Watts ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 6: All County Letter No. 16-66, August 26, 2016, California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs): Repeal of the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) Rule, State of California—Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services Antionette Dozier ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Maya H Watts ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 7: Where to Get More Information on CalWORKs Antionette Dozier ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 8: CalWORKs 101: An Overview of Cash Aid for Poor California Families (PowerPoint slides) Antionette Dozier ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Maya H Watts ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 9: 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 10: Food Stamp Calculator—FFY 2017 Blank 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 Stamps Calculator: Appendix 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 Client Calculation—Food Stamp Calculator—FFY 2017 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 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 14: Sample Claimant’s Overissuance Position Statement 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 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 16: Federal Guidance on Public Charge: When Is It Safe to Use Public Benefits? National Immigration Law Center, August 2014 Lisa M Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 17: All County Information Notice I-151-82, November 23, 1982, Providing Adequate Notice, 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 18: CalFresh Student Work Rule: Federal Law Restrictions & Recent State Law Provisions, Western Center on Law & Poverty Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 19: All County Information Notice No. I-89-15, December 31, 2015, CalFresh Program: Student Eligibility, 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: All County Letter No. 15-70, CalFresh Student Eligibility, 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 21: Lilley v. County of Alameda, No. 3:15-cv-04475 JD (N.D. Cal. March 7, 2016), Stipulated Permanent Injunction and Order Lisa M Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 22: Riojas v. United States Department of Agriculture, No. 15-cv-03592-JST (N.D. Cal. June 30, 2016), Order Re: Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment Lisa M Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 23: You Could Be Eligible for CalFresh Even If You Received SSI in the Past Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 24: All County Letter No. 15-82, Definition of Fleeing Felon and Probation Parole Violators for the CalFresh Program, 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 25: CalWORKs and CalFresh Semiannual Reporting: What Do Advocates Need to Know? Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 26: 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 27: Advocacy Checklist for County General Assistance Programs Kendra L Amick ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 28: California Public Records Request Letter, Public Interest Law Project, July 8, 2014 Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Chapter 29: Sample Position Statements Kendra L Amick ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Chapter 30: Sample Request for Administrative Record Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Chapter 31: Sample Petition for Writ of Mandamus Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Chapter 32: Pineda v. County of Monterey et al., No. 16-cv-001579, Superior Court of California County of Monterey (2016), Verified 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 33: Summary of Mankinen v. County of Orange Consent Decree Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Chapter 34: San Benito County General Relief Program—Time Limit Letter, March 25, 2014 Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Chapter 35: California Statewide General Assistance (GA) and General Relief (GR) Advocacy Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Chapter 36: General Assistance/General Relief (PowerPoint slides) Kendra L Amick ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
Chapter 37: Application for Health Insurance, Covered California Tiffany Huyenh-Cho ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Shirley E Sanematsu ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 38: Request for a State Fair Hearing to Appeal a Covered California Eligibility Determination Tiffany Huyenh-Cho ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Shirley E Sanematsu ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 39: Fact Sheet: Do I Have to Have Health Coverage? Health Consumer Alliance Tiffany Huyenh-Cho ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Shirley E Sanematsu ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 40: Fact Sheet on Medi-Cal and Managed Care: Questions and Answers to Help You Get the Best Health Care for You, Health Consumer Alliance Tiffany Huyenh-Cho ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Shirley E Sanematsu ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 41: Countable Income Chart—March 2014, Health Consumer Alliance Tiffany Huyenh-Cho ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Shirley E Sanematsu ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 42: Modified Adjust Gross Income Resources Tiffany Huyenh-Cho ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Shirley E Sanematsu ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 43: Independent Medical Review (IMR) Application/Complaint Form, Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Managed Health Care Tiffany Huyenh-Cho ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Shirley E Sanematsu ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 44: Hearing Request Form, California Department of Social Services, State Fair Hearing Division Tiffany Huyenh-Cho ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Shirley E Sanematsu ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 45: Health Care for Low Income Californians: An Intro to Medi-Cal and Covered California (PowerPoint slides) Tiffany Huyenh-Cho ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Shirley E Sanematsu ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 46: Sample Representative’s Brief Before Hearing Abby Herzberg ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 47: Sample Appeals Council Brief Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 48: 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 49: 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 50: Social Security Disability Grids, United States Social Security Administration Abby Herzberg ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 51: 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 Abby Herzberg ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 52: 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 Abby Herzberg ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 53: Policy Interpretation Ruling—SSR 11-1p: Titles II and XVI: Procedures for Handling Requests to File Subsequent Applications for Disability Benefits Abby Herzberg ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI 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 Abby Herzberg ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI 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 Abby Herzberg ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI 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 Abby Herzberg ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI 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 Abby Herzberg ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 58: Civil Cover Sheet Form (JS 44) Abby Herzberg ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 59: Sample Complaint for Judicial Review of Decision of Commissioner of Social Security Abby Herzberg ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 60: Summons in a Civil Action (AO 440) Abby Herzberg ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 61: Sample Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis (Non-Prisoner Cases Only) Abby Herzberg ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI 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 Abby Herzberg ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 63: Procedural Order for Social Security Review Actions Abby Herzberg ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 64: 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” Abby Herzberg ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 65: Social Security Disability Benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Advocacy (PowerPoint slides) Abby Herzberg ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney and SSI Project Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 66: California Writs—Selected Statutes Robert P Capistrano ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 67: Sample General Assistance Writ Robert P Capistrano ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 68: Sample Writ Petition (RHA Due Process) Robert P Capistrano ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Chapter 69: Sample Writ Petition (CalWORKs §§ 1084 and 1094.5) Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 70: Sample Legislative History Request Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 71: Sample Order Re: Petition for Writ of Mandate Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 72: Sample Class Action Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief and Verified Petition for Writ of Mandate (1085 Claim) Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 73: Sample Requests for Admissions (1085 Case) Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Chapter 74: Strategies and Procedures for Litigating Writ Petitions (PowerPoint slides) Robert P Capistrano ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Stephanie Haffner ~ Director of Litigation, Western Center on Law & Poverty
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