TRAININGS

In 2014, provided webinar trainings to 26,859 attendees on a variety of topics regarding access to quality health care and economic security for low-income older adults.

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

Free Webinar: Hart v. Berryhill Implementation (also known as Hart v. Colvin)

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FOCUSED ON CLASS MEMBERS WITH CLOSED CLAIMS

When: September 7, 2017

Because of the poor quality of his exams, many people who were examined by Dr. Frank Chen for their Social Security disability or SSI disability claim may now be able to have their disability claim reviewed if they request it. Notices were scheduled to go out on September 25, 2017 to over 4,000 people with closed claims, who may be eligible for some type of relief and will now need to decide whether to elect relief under the settlement. This training gives practical details of who is eligible for relief, what type of relief they are eligible for, and how to obtain relief. The settlement is very complex, and representatives will benefit from learning about the variations in the types of relief, depending on the status of a claim.
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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: Implementation of Hart v. Berryhill (Colvin) – Class action settlement

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Focused on class members with open claims

When: August 10, 2017

Hart v. Berryhill (Colvin) is a Social Security and SSI disability class action that challenged the Social Security Administration’s continued use of medical reports from Dr. Frank Chen even after he had been disqualified from performing medical examinations for Social Security because of serious deficiencies in his reports. The settlement, which was approved on April 25, 2017, provides an opportunity for new disability determinations for many class members.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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