• * Benefits 101 Training for Community Advocates

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    Name: * Benefits 101 Training for Community Advocates
    Date: May 18, 2018
    Event Description:
    May 18
    Benefits 101 Training for Community Advocates
    9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Montachusetts Opportunity Council
    601 River St., Fitchburg
    Central West Justice Center and Community Legal Aid have partnered with the Worcester County Food Bank to offer a basic Benefits training for community advocates. Benefits Law attorneys will train advocates on the key government assistance programs for low-income individuals and families. This training will provide an overview of SNAP, EAEDC, TAFDC and MassHealth.
    This training is designed to help community advocates become more knowledgeable and skilled in assisting individuals and families navigate the different government assistance programs. Advocates will learn the following:
    • The basic eligibility requirements for each program;
    • The rights and responsibilities of program participants;
    • Resources to help individuals with disabilities receive accommodations;
    • Strategies to support Limited English Proficient speaking program participants in gaining appropriate services in their primary language; and
    • Develop skills to identify issues that require immediate legal assistance.
    • We will have two trainings in Worcester county meeting from . Please arrive 15 minutes before to sign in.
    To register or if you have any questions please contact Gina Plata-Nino at gplatanino@cwjustice.org or Janet Vo at jvo@cla-ma.org
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