As part of the new Medical-Legal Partnership with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) and the Daughters of Charity Health Centers, The Pro Bono Project will co-sponsor a CLE on "The ABCs of Disability Applications" on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Daughters of Charity Health Center at 3201 S. Carrollton Avenue in the Community Education Room, 3rd Floor. CLE credit hours: 1.5.
Low-income, disabled patients greatly benefit from acquiring income stability through public benefits such as Social Security Supplemental Security Income or Disability Insurance. The application process for these benefits can be confusing and tedious for these patients. Legal volunteers can assist patients with the application process to help them create a more complete and persuasive application, and in turn, increase the patients’ chances of receiving benefits.
The training will include a brief overview of Social Security's disability determination followed by strategies for helping someone apply.
CLE Details & Registration Information
ABC’S OF DISABILITY APPLICATIONS
TUESDAY, March 22, 2016
Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans Corporate Offices
3201 S. Carrollton Avenue | New Orleans, LA 70118
Community Education Room—3d floor
MEDICAL LEGAL PARTNERSHIP PROJECT
Sponsored by: The Pro Bono Project, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) and Daughters of Charity Health Centers of New Orleans
CLE Credit Hours: 1.5
2:00-2:15 pm Registration
2:15-3:45 pm Applying for disability benefits, overview and practical considerations
3:45-4:00 pm Questions and Answers
- Elena Perez, MLP Managing Attorney, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
- Gwynne Mashon, Homeless Advocacy Unit Managing Attorney Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
Please email your registration before March 21, 2016 to Patricia Guzman-Weema, MLP Staff Attorney and include the following information:
- LA Bar Number
- Phone/Mobile Number
- Email Address
You may also download the Registration Flyer and fax to 504.566.0518