An immediate crisis is created when there is a termination of benefits or ceasing of processing applications for safety-net programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Payments (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) during the Coronavirus Pandemic, unemployment, or disability benefits. What actions can lawyers and advocates do to advance the rights of our most vulnerable during this moment of unprecedented uncertainty and health danger in America? What remedies and policy recommendations should be advanced at the federal and state levels? What due process rights are implicated and require close protection during this unprecedented time? How does this impact individuals with disabilities? From the eyes of a public benefit applicant, what are the challenges faced and perspective of those whom we serve, and most in need of critical assistance at this time?
American Bar Association: Coronavirus: Protecting Safety-Net Public Benefits During the Pandemic
Monday, April 20, 2020
12:00 PM - Duration: 1 hour
Format: Free non-CLE Webinar
- Greg Bass, Senior Attorney, National Center for Law and Economic Justice
- Joy Fowler, Spokesperson on behalf of Public Benefit Applicants
- Elizabeth Lower-Basch, Director of Income and Work Support, Center for Law & Social Policy
- Michelle Salomon Madaio, Senior Attorney, Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc.
- James J. Pierson, Chair, Program Director and Assistant Professor, Business Programs, Chatham University; Vice Chair, Economic Justice Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice
Co-Sponsors: ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities, ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, ABA Criminal Justice Section, ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division, ABA Section of Litigation, ABA Senior Lawyers Division