My name is Jay Stansell, and I am writing as both a BLC Board member and one of the founders of the BLC Poverty & Justice Book Club. We’ve been meaning to share information regularly about each of the six book club sessions we had in 2019, but time got away from us and here […]
The current maximum benefit rate under Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is $771 for an eligible individual and $1157 for an eligible couple. It is past time to start increasing this amount with the rate of inflation. In addition to this amount being below 100% of the current poverty level, there are also a […]
Over the past 14 months, a group of volunteers and staff has been working to change our name so that it better reflects our mission. I’m happy to share our new name, Benefits Law Center. Staff started the process by engaging in brainstorming sessions to focus in on words that describe our work and our […]
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Last year, the Benefits Law Center had the opportunity to engage with over 1,200 people in King County as we joined them on their journey to obtain or maintain economic security through Social Security benefits. Each of our client’s Social Security issues is unique, and the journey we join them on can take anywhere from […]