Please enjoy this reflection on the advocacy received by people living with disabilities in 2020 from BLC. Social Security benefits are a critical component to economic stability in our community. We are grateful to have been able to deliver on this work even throughout a global pandemic.
Meet Tom and Cheryl Charlesworth who have been enthusiastically involved with Benefits Law Center (BLC) since 2016. Tom began serving on the Fundraising Committee of BLC when it was suggested to him by a friend of Cheryl’s, and Tom believes that “an organization like BLC can help homeless people navigate Social Security and fill in […]
The Benefits Law Center is committed to work toward racial equity, both within our organization and in the community we serve. As part of that equity work, the Board is reading and discussing short works on racism, racial inequality, and the systems that perpetuate these harms. Our reading for February is Hilton Als, “My Mother’s […]
People who receive disability benefits from Social Security have their eligibility reviewed every 2-7 years. This process is called a Continuing Disability Review. If Social Security finds the person no longer eligible for benefits, that decision can be appealed. During COVID-19, some people have faced difficulty appealing notices in time for their benefits to continue […]
BLC Poverty & Justice Book Club has finished its final reading for 2020. The second year of this tradition has been a really important way for us all to stay connected to each other, and also to deeply process the many injustices that exist today. We though we would share our reading list with our […]