This training will cover the legal framework and background of GA, common issues faced by GA applicants and recipients, and advocacy strategies for ensuring that clients are able to get and keep the benefits to which they are entitled.
Date training recorded: Oct 17, 2019
Trainer(s): Melissa Morris, Stephen Goldberg
Sponsoring Organization(s): Public Interest Law Project (PILP), Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC)


DETAILS

California law requires every county to provide General Assistance (also known as General Relief, GA, or GR) benefits to residents who have no other means of supporting themselves. GA is the benefit of last resort for many individuals who are homeless, who are veterans, and who are unable to work because of disabilities and is a critically important resource for many legal aid clients. However, many counties fall short of their duty to “relieve and support” members of the community who are eligible for GA. This training will cover the legal framework and background of GA, common issues faced by GA applicants and recipients, and advocacy strategies for ensuring that clients are able to get and keep the benefits to which they are entitled.

Presented by:
– Melissa A. Morris, Public Interest Law Project
– Stephen Goldberg, Legal Services of Northern California

1 Hour General CLE

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This webinar is intended to provide legal information, not legal advice, for the purposes of training only practicing attorneys. The legal information in this webinar is not intended to be a substitute for seeking personalized legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction. Further, we do not intend to create an attorney-client relationship with any listener.

California General Assistance / General Relief


ADDITIONAL INFO

Training URL
Additional Materials URL
MCLE: 1 hour
Last revised: Oct 29, 2019 12:02 pm