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Public Benefits

Welcome to the Public Benefits Law Practice Area . This website provides resources to help lawyers and advocates better serve low-income applicants and recipients of public assistance in Florida. This area is password restricted. Membership and full access is available only to Florida legal services and legal aid advocates, selected academicians and national support centers, as well as members of the Public Benefit Umbrella Group.
In addition to civil legal aid public benefits, this section also maintains resources for employment law and related specialties including unemployment compensation, wage & hour issues, and other topics relating to the working poor.
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News You Can Use

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CLASP Datafinder

CLASP Datafinder is a custom, easy-to-use tool developed to provide select demographic information as well as administrative data on programs that affect low-income people and families. Check it out.

Advocacy Resources

UC Email Group

We've added a new email group for Unemployment Compensation advocates. If you're a member of the PB & Employment section, click "Email Groups" to join.

UC Resources

Florida RA Manual for Advocates (2014)

Searchable UC Case Database!

Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net