The DC Bar Pro Bono Program invites local law students to attend the Fall 2013 Brown Bag Public Benefits Series held at the D.C. Bar Conference Center, located at 1101 K Street NW, first floor. Refreshments will be provided, but remember to bring lunch!
The public benefits series is presented by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program in collaboration with Bread for the City, D.C. Hunger Solutions, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, Legal Counsel for the Elderly, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, and Whitman-Walker Health.
Registration is required. RSVP here.
Health Care Part I: Access to Health Care: Medicaid, DC Healthcare Alliance, Medicare
Wednesday, 11/06/13 - 12 pm to 3 pm
Join Erin Loubier (Whitman-Walker Health) and Jennifer Mezey and Andrew Patterson (Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia) for an overview of eligibility and benefits for public health insurance, including an update on how DC is implementing federal healthcare reform.
Health Care Part II: Medicaid, Medicare & Health Care Reform in the District
Wednesday, 11/20/13 - 12 pm to 3 pm
To prepare for Medicare Part D's annual open season join Erin Loubier (Whitman-Walker Health) and Jennifer Mezey and Andrew Patterson (Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia) for an overview of Medicare eligibility and benefits and how to help clients choose the right Medicare Part D prescription drug plan for 2014. It is critical for all Medicare beneficiaries to get an annual drug plan “checkup” as well as to ensure they are enrolled in the QMB and Low-Income Subsidy programs to lower costs.
Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI/SSI & IDA)
Wednesday, 12/04/13 – 12 pm to 3 pm
Join Erin Loubier (Whitman-Walker Health), Scott McNeilly (Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless), and Andrew Patterson (Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia) to learn about the Social Security Administration's two disability programs: Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income, including eligibility, benefits, and application tips and information on the transitional benefit of IDA.
Unemployment Insurance Benefits Session
Tuesday, 12/17/13 – 12 pm to 2 pm
Unemployment Insurance is a critical wage-replacement benefit for workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. Join Heather Wydra (Whitman-Walker Health), Drake Hagner (Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia), and Tonya Love (AFL-CIO Claimant Advocacy Program) (trainers subject to change) for an overview of eligibility and benefits under DC's unemployment insurance system as well as how unemployment interacts with other public benefits, such as TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid, and SSI/SSDI.