While BLC is best known for our direct representation of people in their Social Security cases, we also work together with many local and national partners to advocate for change to the systems that stand in the way of our clients achieving their goals of economic and medical stability. Our current strategic plan, adopted in […]
BLC has provided declarations in support of a class action lawsuit challenging the Social Security Administration’s special “COVID Waiver” process. The suit, filed by lawyers from Justice in Aging, the New York Legal Assistance Group, and a private law firm, claims the Emergency Message creating the policy is arbitrary and capricious, has been applied inconsistently, […]
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 […]