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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 protected. Membership and full access is available only to Florida legal services attorneys.  All others by express permission of the Public Benefits practice area leader only.
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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There is a fascinating new tool with county level data created by the Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN), that you can find here. 

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Attention Food Stamp Advocates:

There is a new Google Group discussion that has been started for Florida Food Stamp Advocates.  Just click on the link to go to the page and join in the conversation.

The Florida Justice Institute has republished the Sixth Edition of the Older Floridians Handbook:  Laws and Programs Affecting Older Floridians.

You can find the handbook by visiting the FJI website. 

Are you an advocate who wishes to better serve Medicaid and low income Medicare beneficiaries and applicants, as well as other low income uninsured Floridians? 

Consider joining the Health and Senior Law practice area of FLAdvocate by clicking here.

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Florida RA Manual for Advocates (2014)

Searchable UC Case Database!

Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net

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