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Helping Communities of Color Access Opportunity: An overview of the Lifeline program and current threats to its scope and purpose

2020-01-21T08:26:13-05:00February 7, 2018|Categories: Elder Rights, Other Webinars|

February 7, 2018 Communities of color often face challenges connecting to and maintaining affordable broadband and voice service. The federal Lifeline program has been around since the mid-1980s. While it started as a low-income program to help households afford voice service, it has been expanded to include wireless voice and broadband Internet support. The program [...]

Nursing Home Debt: What to Watch Out for and Strategies for Defending Collection Lawsuits

2020-01-21T08:26:49-05:00September 12, 2017|Categories: Elder Rights|

September 12, 2017 This training focused on the growing area of debt collection resulting from stays in nursing home facilities. The training reviewed potential bases for liability for a nursing home resident or their families, preemptive strategies to avoid the creation of unnecessary debt, and strategies for defending these lawsuits. The training focused on how [...]

A Changing Lifeline: 21st Century Update for an Important Low-income Phone Assistance Program

2020-01-21T08:27:04-05:00August 8, 2016|Categories: Elder Rights, Other Webinars|

August 8, 2016 Presenters: Cheryl A. Leanza (A Learned Hand Consulting),  Andy Lomeli (National Hispanic Media Coalition), Olivia Wein (National Consumer Law Center) The low-income Lifeline telephone assistance program has been increasing the affordability of telephone service since the Reagan and Bush administrations. Starting at the end of 2016, the Obama Administration has modernized the program to support the affordability [...]

Student Loan Debt Collection and Seniors

2020-01-21T08:27:27-05:00July 28, 2016|Categories: Elder Rights, Student Loans|

July 27, 2016 Presenters: Kate Lang, Justice in Aging, Michael Walters, Center for Elder Rights Advocacy and Pro Seniors, Inc. and Persis Yu, National Consumer Law Center The Treasury Offset program provides for collection of Federal debts through offset of Social Security benefits. One of the more common scenarios for hotline advocates involves clients who are facing garnishment [...]

Legal Responses to Elder Abuse: The Role of APS, Legal Aid, and Protection and Advocacy

2019-02-19T13:10:41-05:00June 30, 2016|Categories: Elder Rights|

June 30, 2016 Presenters: Betsey Crimmins, Senior Attorney, Elder, Health, and Disability Unit, Greater Boston Legal Services A.J. Ruben (center), Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont Andrew Capehart, Assistant Director, National Adult Protective Services Association It has been said that we cannot prosecute our way out of the problem of elder abuse. A myriad of complex legal [...]

Capacity and Vulnerability to Elder Abuse

2019-02-20T13:27:13-05:00June 29, 2016|Categories: Elder Rights|

Presenters: Daniel Marson, J.D., Ph.D., Department of Neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Erica Wood (center), Asstistant Director, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging Lori Stiegel, J.D., Senior Attorney, ABA Commission on Law & Aging Incidences of elder abuse, exploitation, or other forms of mistreatment of older adults by family members, [...]

Financial Frauds and Scams Against Elders: Government Responses and Resources

2019-02-20T13:30:12-05:00June 15, 2016|Categories: Elder Rights|

 Presenters: Naomi Karp (Office of Older Americans, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) David Kirkman (Consumer Protection Division, North Carolina Department of Justice) Financial exploitation of older adults is the most common form of elder abuse and costs older adults billions of dollars each year. Victims are robbed of their resources, independence and dignity. State and federal governments are [...]

Recognizing and Remedying Elder Financial Abuse in Medicaid Denials

2019-02-20T13:40:42-05:00February 16, 2016|Categories: Elder Rights|

Speakers: Jennifer Goldberg (Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging), Amy Kurlansky (Attorney at Law, Pro Seniors, Inc.) Additional sponsorship for this Webinar is provided by a grant from the Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living. This webinar is part of a series of National Elder Rights Training Project/Elder Abuse Prevention webinars for the National Legal Resource [...]

Protecting Your Bank Account from Unauthorized and Recurring Payments

2019-02-20T13:57:53-05:00November 24, 2015|Categories: Elder Rights|

The constant news about data breaches and scams targeting seniors has left people worried about their rights if an unauthorized charge is taken out of their account. Consumers also face problems when a gym, unwanted membership club or payday lender will not stop debiting the account. This webinar will cover consumers rights to challenge unauthorized [...]