Child Care: Legal Issues Affecting Low-Income Parents and Providers

This presentation will review the various types of child care assistance available to low-income families, including public assistance related child care, Transitional Child Care, and subsidies. In addition, participants will learn how to obtain and interpret child care plans from local social services districts, become familiar with the inequities in child care administration across districts, and review possible legal challenges to these disparities. The session also will cover the due process rights of applicants and recipients of child care services, the process for obtaining a higher rate for children with special needs, the treatment of overpayments, and new benefits available to providers under the recent Executive Order regarding unionization of home based providers. Many child care providers also are low-income and this session will address special issues faced by such providers.

Date of presentation: 06/16/2010

Presenters: Susan Antos, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, Empire Justice Center; Saima Akhtar, Esq., Empire Justice Center; Leslie Y. Kimball, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, Pro Bono Partnership; Louis Prieto, Managing Attorney, LAWNY

Viewing time: 60 minutes

CLE credits: 0.5 Professional Practice, 0.5 Skills

Cost for viewing this training if CLE credit is requested: $60.00 for Not-for-Profit Agencies; $90.00 for Private Practice Attorneys. There is no charge for viewing this training unless CLE credit is requested.

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Newly admitted attorneys in New York State can not receive CLE credit for online training.

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