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1991 December

Fifteen Reasons Why Low-Income Elderly Clients Don't Get Public Benefits

By Vicki Gottlich & Julie Clark

This column describes various formal and informal barriers that may prevent clients—particularly the elderly—from securing access to SSI, Medicaid, and food stamp benefits to which they are entitled.

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Fighting Hunger in the Sun

Opportunities to Expand the Summer Food Program for Children

By Sharon Lee Schwartz, Mary Ellen Natale & David A. Super

One in four children in this country under age 12 is at risk of hunger. This column informs advocates about the possibilities for expanding awareness of the Summer Food Service Program for Children.

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Representing Community-Based Development Corporations in a Legal Services Program

By John M. Little

This column is a case study of how Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., has represented St. John Community Development Corporation in developing a project in the Overtown community of Miami. The author describes the project's growing pains, housing strategy, funding struggles, and future building plans.

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Introduction to HUD Conventional Public Housing, Section 8 Existing Housing, Voucher, and Subsidized Housing Programs—Part II

Section 8 Existing Housing, Voucher, and Subsidized Housing

By Fred Fuchs

This is the second part of a two-part article on federal housing programs that summarizes the programs for new advocates. This portion outlines the Section 8 Existing Housing, Voucher, and Subsidized Housing Programs.

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Determining Disability for Children

Medical and Functional Equivalence

By Julie Clark

This article examines the interim final rules that revised the disability determination process for children's SSI disability claims pursuant to the Supreme Court's ruling in Zebley v. Sullivan and analyzes the criteria that SSA uses to decide whether a child's impairment meets or equals a listed impairment.

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PASS: SSI's Plan for Achieving Self Support

By James R. Sheldon Jr.

For individuals with disabilities, SSI's Plan for Achieving Self Support (PASS) offers a way out of poverty by allowing them to move from dependence on benefits to financial independence. Using practical examples, this article describes how to assist a client in formulating a PASS proposal.

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