Immigration Status & Public Benefits Eligibility

This is a training on immigration status as an eligibility requirement in various federal and state public benefits programs. The main focus of the session will be on the immigrant eligibility rules in means tested benefit programs, specifically the Family and Safety Net Assistance Programs, the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI), Food Stamps and Medicaid. In addition to the program rules, we will cover the immigrant documentation requirements of the benefits agencies and some special issues that arise in the context of immigrant use of benefits programs, including public charge, sponsor liability and reporting.

Date of original presentation: 4/27/2007

Presenter: Barbara Weiner, Esq., Empire Justice Center

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This presentation is broken up into two videos for online viewing. You must watch both is you want CLE credit.  Both parts are 1 hour 30 minutes long.

If you do not want CLE credit for watching this training, there is no charge.  If you want New York State CLE credit, you may receive 3 hours of CLE credits for Professional Practice.  The cost of CLE is:

$60.00 for Not-for-Profit Agencies; $90.00 for Private Practice Attorneys.  When you complete this registration form, you will receive a link to the training. The link to the CLE forms will be on the training page.

Financial Hardship Policy available upon request. Contact Michelle Peterson, Training Coordinator

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

If you are an attorney who is not licensed in New York State and want CLE credit, please check to see if your state allows New York State CLE credits to be applied to your state's CLE requirements.

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