Public Assistance 101

This training, which is geared for those new to welfare work, will provide an overview of the different cash public assistance programs (Family Assistance, Safety Net Assistance, special grants and Emergency Assistance) and the basic eligibility rules of each program. The training will also cover clients rights during the application process, and special rules that apply to minors. Participants will learn how to read a welfare budget and calculate benefits for their clients.

Date of original presentation: 12/03/2009

Presenters: Susan Antos, Esq., Empire Justice Center, Albany, NY; Saima Akhtar, Esq., Empire Justice Center, Albany, NY; Don Friedman, Esq., Empire Justice Center, Central Islip, NY

Viewing time: 1 hour 51 minutes

CLE credits: 1.5 and .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.

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.

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