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WEBINAR: Legal Basics: Foreclosure Prevention

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When: Tuesday, March 14 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.

Nearly 80% of older adults own a home, and, despite rising housing-related costs and living on fixed or limited incomes, older adults prefer to age in place. Homeowners who have not retired their mortgage debt may find it challenging to keep up with monthly payments as they age. Many will fall behind on the loan and face foreclosure.

Please join housing experts, Odette Williamson and Jeremiah Battle of the National Consumer Law Center, for this Legal Basics webinar. The presentation will discuss the work out options and other resources available to assist older homeowners facing foreclosure after default on a forward mortgage. Many of the options have changed and will continue to change over the coming year. This session will include updates on workout options and other foreclosure alternatives.

Presenters:
Odette Williamson, Attorney, National Consumer Law Center
Jeremiah Battle, Attorney, National Consumer Law Center

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, March 14 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.

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WEBINAR: “I Can’t Pay That!” — Social Security Overpayments and Low-Income Clients

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When: Wednesday, February 22 at 11:00 a.m. PT/ 2:00 p.m. ET.

An overpayment of Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits occurs whenever an individual receives more money for a month than the amount that should have been paid by the Social Security Administration (SSA). While the overpayment of benefits can result from a seemingly endless variety of events, the amount of an overpayment is always the difference between the amount that was received and the amount that was due. Individuals have several options for what they can do when they receive a notice of an overpayment from SSA.

In this webinar, “I Can’t Pay That!” — Social Security Overpayments and Low-Income Clients, Justice in Aging attorneys review what those options are and the requirements for each. We cover the steps advocates can take to ensure the accuracy of an overpayment claimed by SSA, to reduce or eliminate the amount taken by SSA, and to enforce clients’ due process rights. Participants also learn about recent changes SSA has made to address some of the problems with the overpayment appeal and waiver processes, and how you can be part of the efforts to tackle these problems.

Presenters:

Kate Lang, Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging

Trinh Phan, Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging

The webinar took place on Wednesday, February 22nd at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET

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