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.
There is a fascinating new tool with county level data created by the Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN), that you can find here.
It has 18 different factors you can examine,
1. Population density
3. Young Adults
4. Adults (30-44)
5. Midlife Adults (45-99)
6. Seniors (60 +)
7. High school graduates
9. Vehicle access
10. Active Duty Military
12. Racial Diversity
13. Foreign Born
14. Language Other Than English Spoken at Home
16. Where Is Mobile Broadband Available?
17. How Fast Is Mobile Broadband?
18. Where Are Homes Connected to High-Speed Internet?
Share this with the others at your organization who might find it useful and let me know ways that you use it by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- New Food Stamp Benefit Levels!
- Exclusion of Federal Tax Refunds and Credits as Income and Assets
- Food Stamp Compromise
- SSA/SSI Fleeing Felons
- Social Security and SSI Fraud Issues
- 2016 SSI-Related Financial Standards
Law & Policy
News You Can Use
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.