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lifeline webinar

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 of broadband service.

Event Date 08-08-2016 2:00 pm
Event End Date 08-08-2016 3:30 pm
Webinar speakersPresenters: 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 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.

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