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Benefits Plus Learning Center: Unraveling the Complexity of the Public Benefit System

  • 05 Apr 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Community Service Society of New York Benefits Plus Learning Center 633 Third Avenue, 10th Floor, N.Y.,N.Y., 10017

Unraveling the Complexity of the Public Benefit System
Speaker: Leslie Molina and Yvonne Peña, Community Service Society

An introductory course on the public benefit system, which introduces you to eight major benefit programs: Cash Assistance, SSI, Social Security Disability Insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, the Essential Plan, Child Health Plus, and SNAP benefits.  We will review the basics of eligibility and application, as well as discuss key concepts such as income, immigration status, insurance based benefits vs. needs based benefits, dual eligibility and more.  You will discover available resources on the Internet, including government resources, legal services and various web-based calculators and online tools.   Best practices to bring back to the work setting are included throughout the course.  

Target Audience:  Social service professionals new to the world of public benefits, as well as for those who may need a refresher!

Date:     Wednesday, April 5th
Time:    9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Fee:       $75.00 Sign up by 3/22/17 for the Early Bird price $60.00

Approved for 3.5 credits.

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