What do you need to know to help victims and survivors gain access to public benefits?
This series will help you navigate different systems and sets of rules, including recent changes that could affect survivors and their families. Topics include Tax Protections, Getting Covered: Affordable Care or BadgerCare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Access to Housing Resources and Services.
Join each webinar live or catch it later! Each webinar is recorded and captioned. Follow the links to register for upcoming webinars or access the recording.
2016 Tax Protections for Domestic Abuse Survivors: January 20, 2016
Get ready for tax season, and help those you work with to get the most out of their returns! To kick off the Get What You Need: Public Benefits Webinar Series, former End Abuse Immigration and Poverty Law Attorney Morgan Young discussed tax protections for domestic abuse survivors. Read more and access handouts. To view and listen CLICK HERE. You will be directed to a short survey and link to the recorded webinar.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): April 26, 2016
Join Hal Menendez, Public Benefits and Health Law Priority Coordinator from Legal Action of Wisconsin, for this webinar exploring potential Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits for survivors who have become disabled as a result of domestic abuse. To view and listen, CLICK HERE. You will be directed to a short survey and the link to the recorded webinar.
Landlord/Tenant Law: Critical Changes That Will Affect Victims of Domestic Abuse: August 24, 2016, 10-11am
In this webinar, Tony Gibart, End Abuse Associate Director and former Policy Development Director, reviews recent changes to landlord/tenant law, focusing on evictions based on criminal activity and police involvement in removing residents who are not on written leases. The webinar also offers information and strategies to help survivors remain in their homes. Read more. Recorded webinar available soon.
Project-Based Housing and Housing Vouchers: October 18, 2016, 10-11am
Join Tony Gibart and Megan Sprecher to learn about the project-based public housing and housing voucher options in Wisconsin. Safe affordable housing is integral in helping clients leave and stay out of abusive relationships. Advocates will learn about domestic violence protections, the application process, and how to appeal if a client’s housing or housing voucher is denied or terminated.
Tony Gibart, current Associate Director and former Public Policy Director at End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, monitors, analyzes and influences state policy as it relates to domestic violence. Megan L. Sprecher is the Immigration and Poverty Law Attorney at End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. Prior to joining End Abuse, Megan was a Senior Attorney for The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland for eight years. CLICK HERE to register by October 17.
Affordable Care Act and Medicaid: November 8, 2016, 10-11am
Just in time for open enrollment for the healthcare marketplace (“Obamacare”)! Join End Abuse staff Tony Gibart and Megan Sprecher to learn about who qualifies for Medicaid and the healthcare marketplace in Wisconsin and how to help your clients apply/appeal a negative decision. CLICK HERE to register by November 7.
W-2 and Emergency Assistance, A Lifeline for Clients: December 2, 2016, 10-11am
Join End Abuse Immigration and Poverty Law Attorney Megan Sprecher to learn how to help your clients apply for W-2 cash benefits and appeal a negative decision. Learn about special protections for domestic violence survivors such as extension of benefits and good cause for not pursuing child support. CLICK HERE to register by December 1.
Coming in 2017: Tax Payer Advocate
End Abuse will host a webinar about the Tax Payer Advocate, a Service of the IRS which may assist victims of domestic abuse and tax fraud. Stay tuned for details at www.endabusewi.org!