Immigrant Eligibility for Public Benefits in New York State: New Developments & Review of the Basics

This 90-minute panel will provide an overview of the rules governing immigrant eligibility for public benefits with a focus on cash assistance, SNAP, Medicaid and Qualified Health Plans offered pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Understanding these rules is essential to legal services case handlers' ability to advocate effectively for clients, not only for public benefits lawyers but those who work in housing - where eligibility for subsidies is often dependent on qualifying immigration status; health law advocates and even immigration lawyers, who may know the complexities of immigration law but not which statuses qualify for which public benefits. In addition to reviewing basics, this workshop will cover new immigration categories (the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), new benefits programs (the ACA) and changes in the way local social services districts apply the rules upstate and down, as well as litigation updates.

CLE credit: 1.5 Professional Practice

Date of original presentation: September 2014

Presenters: Barbara Weiner, Empire Justice Center; Susan Welber, The Legal Aid Society; Susan Evarts, The Legal Aid Society

Viewing time: 1 hour 32 minutes

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 3.0 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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