D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Public Benefits Training Series: TANF Session - Cash Assistance for Families in Need
September 26, 2018
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
D.C. Affairs Community; Family Law Community;
If you have any questions about this training, please contact
Stanley Augustin, Training & Outreach Program Specialist, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 780-2738.
Speaker information is not available at this time.