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Special Public Benefits Rules Pertaining to Victims of Domestic Violence and Rules Regarding Transgender Medicaid Recipients

Recorded on: Aug. 4, 2017
Running Time: 01:04:02

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Taken from the Web Program Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2017: Special Populations recorded August, 2017 in New York.

Special Public Benefits Rules Pertaining to Victims of Domestic Violence and Rules Regarding Transgender Medicaid Recipients [01:04:02]
  • Survivors of domestic violence/intimate partner violence (DV/IPV) and public assistance waivers
    • Learn how, when, and why the Department of Social Services screens for DV/IPV 
    • Defining DV/IPV
    • The role of the DV Liaison
    • The 4 magic questions
    • Available waivers and "opt in"
    • Preparing clients & mandated reporters
    • Challenging denials
  • Rules regarding eligibility for transition related health care for transgender Medicaid recipients
    • Cruz v. Zucker - Medicaid coverage for transition-related health care for transgender individuals.
    • Challenging denials of Medicaid coverage for transgender health care (appeals and fair hearings)

Jose I. Abrigo, Belkys Garcia, Jack Newton


The purchase price of this segment includes the following article from the Course Handbook available online:

  • Medicaid Coverage of Gender Affirming Transgender Health Care (Appendices a-l)
    Belkys Garcia, Jose I. Abrigo
  • Safe Harbor: Working with Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence to Obtain Public Assistance Waivers (May 22, 2017)
    Jack Newton

Presentation Material

  • PA Waivers for Survivors of Intimate Partner/Domestic Violence
    Jack Newton
  • Medicaid Coverage of Gender Affirming Transgender Health Care Update
    Jose I. Abrigo, Belkys Garcia
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Jose I Abrigo ~ Staff Attorney, Queens Legal Services, LSNYC
Belkys Garcia ~ Staff Attorney, Civil Practice Law Reform Unit, The Legal Aid Society
Jack Newton ~ Director of Public Benefits & LGBTQ Advocacy, Bronx Legal Services, LSNYC
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