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Webinar to addresses immigrant seniors’ issues

Are your senior clients coming to you with immigration-related questions? Recent events have left many people understandably confused and anxious. Aging-services professionals who need clarification on immigrant older adults’ eligibility for safety-net programs like Medicaid or SSI are invited to join the advocacy group Justice in Aging at 2 p.m. Friday, April 21, for an immigration law webinar, “Older Adults and Immigration: What Advocates Need to Know,” featuring the group’s partners from the National Immigration Law Center. Intended for an audience who works with low-income seniors but is not familiar with immigration law, this webinar will cover basic topics such as:

  • Different types of immigrants in our communities;
  • Rights and protections for immigrant seniors;
  • Immigrant senior eligibility for SSI, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; and
  • Resources for individual assistance.

This free webinar will also highlight recent events affecting immigrant seniors and how these seniors may be affected by changes in government policies.