National Elder Rights Training Project

NCLC's National Elder Rights Training Project is part of the National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER), a collaboration of organizations sponsored by the U.S. Administration of Community Living. The NLRC provides trainings and case consultation as well as legal assistance to attorneys and advocates for older adults.

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In September 2015, NCLC is coordinating a request for proposals for free on-site trainings for elder advocates presented by a partner organization within the NLRC. Sign up to receive more information.

 

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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 of their Social Security benefit due to default on a student loan. In many cases, the senior may have guaranteed the loan for a child. The National Consumer Law Center, Justice in Aging, and the Center for Elder Rights Advocacy present a webinar regarding how to advise clients who are facing this significant problem. These cases present unique challenges for hotline attorneys due to the complexity of the rules governing beneficiaries seeking forgiveness of a Federal debt due to disability or other reasons. The webinar is particularly directed toward legal hotline advocates and managers.
Event Date 07-28-2016 2:00 pm
Event End Date 07-28-2016 3:30 pm
It has been said that we cannot prosecute our way out of the problem of elder abuse. A myriad of complex legal issues arise from typical scenarios of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation that are uniquely addressed by civil legal providers working in collaboration with APS and P&A attorneys. Legal remedies such as asset recovery, revoking PoAs, removal of abusive guardians, restoring public benefits, recession of property transactions, contracts and wills, housing fairness, and Olmstead remedies are at the very center of assuring the independence, safety, and financial security of older adult and people with disabilities who fall victim to elder abuse.
Event Date 06-30-2016 2:00 pm
Event End Date 06-30-2016 3:30 pm

Incidences of elder abuse, exploitation, or other forms of mistreatment of older adults by family members, friends and other trusted adults, are on the increase. Uncovering and remedying elder abuse or exploitation often involves determining what an older person that may be experiencing cognitive decline understands or understood in the past.

Event Date 06-29-2016 2:00 pm
Event End Date 06-29-2016 3:30 pm

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 often first responders and can play key roles in protecting older consumers. Government agencies have developed the expertise and tools to fight scammers, help victims, and make policy and practice recommendations to key stakeholders.

Event Date 06-15-2016 2:00 pm
Event End Date 06-15-2016 3:30 pm
Recently, ProPublica published, "The Color of Debt", a first-of-its-kind analysis that showed that debt collection lawsuits are far more common in black communities than white ones. This webinar will cover the details of ProPublica's analysis of court data, explore what trends emerged among the different types of companies filing suits over consumer debt, and discuss possible causes for the racial disparity in lawsuits.
Event Date 12-01-2015 2:00 pm
Event End Date 12-01-2015 3:00 pm
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 payments and to stop recurring payments.
Event Date 11-24-2015 2:00 pm
Event End Date 11-24-2015 3:00 pm
Research shows that empowering individuals to actively participate in personal decision making improves life outcomes and can reduce the risk of abuse and exploitation. There is a risk of abuse and exploitation in all models of decision making for persons with differing abilities. An overly protective response to situations where a person with varying levels of capacity may be at risk can stifle self-determination and empowerment. Protection needs to be carefully balanced with protecting human and constitutional rights.
Event Date 09-22-2015 2:00 pm
Event End Date 09-22-2015 3:30 pm
Come and learn about the federal Lifeline program, which was established to ensure that low-income households are connected to the modern communication network. Learn about the importance of this program for elders and communities of color as the program, which focuses on helping households afford phone service, is in the midst of a "reboot" to include internet access.
Event Date 08-31-2015 2:00 pm
Event End Date 08-31-2015 3:30 pm
Thousands of older adults with modest financial resources live in manufactured housing communities. These naturally occurring retirement communities provide a safe physical and socially active environment that enable older adults to successfully age in place. Elders, however, risk displacement when the community is closed or rents are increased beyond an affordable level. 
Event Date 07-23-2015 2:00 pm
Event End Date 07-23-2015 3:30 pm
Event Date 05-21-2015 2:00 pm
Event End Date 05-21-2015 3:30 pm