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Emma Messore

WEBINAR: Legal Basics: Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports

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When:  Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.

Long-term services and supports (LTSS) are vital to millions of Americans. According to a Department of Health & Human Services Research Brief, of persons turning age 65 today, 52 percent will need some form of LTSS in the future. In many cases, the necessary LTSS will be funded through Medicaid. The financing and quality of LTSS often depend upon Medicaid laws and policies. Despite the importance of these laws and policies, they often are not well known among both consumers and aging network professionals. Read More

WEBINAR: Updates on Managed Care for Dual Eligibles and Medicare Coordination Programs

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When: Wednesday, September 20th at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.

Dual eligible individuals, those with both Medicare and Medicaid coverage, represent the most medically needy and costly population for both Medicare and Medicaid. In an effort improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare spending, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been testing  financial alignment demonstrations in thirteen states to better coordinate and integrate care for dual eligibles. Read More

WEBINAR: Legal Basics: Medicaid 101

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When: Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.

Understanding Medicaid is a key to understanding the health and long-term care delivery system for older adults. Every year, over 6 million older Americans rely on Medicaid every year to pay for necessary health services. Over two-thirds of all older adults who receive long-term care at home or in a nursing facility, participate in the Medicaid program. Read More

WEBINAR: In-Kind Support and Maintenance in the Supplemental Security Income Program

By | NCLER, Supplemental Security Income, WEBINAR | No Comments
When: Wednesday, August 16th, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET

Why do many clients receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits only receive $490 each month instead of $735, and what can we do about it?  In many cases, the reason is “in-kind support and maintenance” (ISM). A person who receives shelter and food from a friend or family member they live with is receiving in-kind support and maintenance. The Social Security Administration (SSA) counts that support as income and lowers their benefit.
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WEBINAR: Legal Basics: Bankruptcy Protections for Older Consumers

By | NCLER, WEBINAR | No Comments
When: Tuesday, August 8th, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET

An increasing number of older consumers are struggling with unmanageable debt. Debt collectors are using aggressive tactics to pursue older adults with limited resources, making it critically important for legal services attorneys to understand protections that may help their clients. Bankruptcy may help older consumers eliminate debt and preserve income needed to pay rent, buy food, and keep the lights on. Read More

WEBINAR: Elder Abuse — Insight into the Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA) and Legal Aid Support

By | NCLER, WEBINAR | No Comments
When: Monday, July 31st, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.

The Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA) supports crime victims programs that assist victims of sexual assault, spousal abuse, child abuse, or other previously underserved victims of crimes. In recent years, VOCA has supported elder abuse programs, including certain specified legal assistance expenses that help crime victims.
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WEBINAR: Legal Assistance Developer 102: Development and Implementation of Statewide Standards

By | NCLER, WEBINAR | No Comments
When: Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET.

The Legal Assistance Developer (LAD) position plays a key role in ensuring legal services for older persons with greatest social and economic needs in each state. In our first webinar—Legal Assistance Developer 101, we explored some key aspects of the developer job including how to target legal assistance to those who need it most and how to prioritize the most critical issues for legal help.  Read More

WEBINAR: Legal Basics: Supported Decision-Making

By | Alzheimer's & Dementia, NCLER, Person-Centered Care Planning, WEBINAR | No Comments
When: Tuesday July 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. PT/ 2:00 p.m. ET.

Supported Decision-Making (SDM) is a person-centered planning and person-driven decision-making model that can be used as an alternative to guardianship, to help individuals retain their legal rights. SDM emphasizes personal choice based on information and advice from trusted advisors.  Read More

WEBINAR: Elder Abuse – The Impact of Undue Influence

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When: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET.

Perpetrators of financial exploitation and other forms of elder abuse may exert undue influence to control the decision-making of their victims. Learning to recognize signs of undue influence will help legal and aging network service providers prevent or redress elder abuse and enhance victims’ access to justice. Read More

WEBINAR: Legal Basics: Social Security

By | NCLER, WEBINAR | No Comments
When: Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET.

Social Security is a popular social insurance program administered by the Social Security Administration. It provides critical resources and economic security to many workers who are retired or have a disability, as well as to their survivors and dependents. This webinar is designed for legal services and other advocates who are just getting started in the field and others who want to learn more about the essentials of the program. Read More