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D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Public Benefits Training Series: TANF Session - Cash Assistance for Families in Need

Date(s):
September 26, 2018
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Training Fee: $15

Join advocates and lawyers to learn about two significant benefits available to some District residents: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as Food Stamps). Significant and positive reforms to the TANF time limit and sanction policies were implemented in April 2018.  Specifically, families who have exceeded 60 months of TANF cash assistance are no longer at risk of losing their benefits due to time limits and their monthly benefit amount increased significantly as of April 2018 with another increase slated for October 2018. Come hear Curt Campbell and Carolyn Rumer (both of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia) discuss these changes and how best to effectively counsel TANF families.  Although the program will focus on TANF, SNAP program rules will also be briefly discussed.  In addition, Kate Coventry (DC Fiscal Policy Institute) and Damon King (Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia) will also share important policy and advocacy strategy.

Sponsors: Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia; Legal Counsel for the Elderly; Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless; Whitman-Walker Health

Co-Sponsors:  D.C. Affairs Community; Family Law Community; Litigation Community

If you have any questions about this training, please contact Stanley Augustin, Training & Outreach Program Specialist, at saugustin@dcbar.org or (202) 780-2738.   


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