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Public Benefits Handbook

Each participant receives Benchmark's Public Benefits Handbook, a major resource to use during the training and on the job after the training. 

The Handbook gives you an introduction to the major benefits programs: CalWORKs, CalFresh, General Assistance/Relief, Medi-Cal and Supplemental Security Income.  It also includes chapters on Immigration for public benefits advocates, Advocacy and cutting edge issues in a public benefits practice.

The Handbook guides you to governing laws and sources of more in-depth information.  It includes practical checklists and charts on public benefits law that organize information in a way that is easier to check quickly.

A major legal resource for public benefits practitioners, the Public Benefits Handbook alone is worth the cost of the training.

Here's what others have said about it:

An organized and comprehensive presentation of what can be complicated and convoluted information! Thank you for making this!
Ashlei, Homeless Action Center

The Public Benefits Handbook provides logical and in depth guidance on all of the programs in one place. Itís an invaluable resource.
Kate, Legal Services of Northern California

The Public Benefits Handbook is magic!!! Everything you need to know can either be found or referred to in this book!
Jen, The Salvation Army

This is the go-to guide for California advocates working to get their clients the benefits they deserve. Itís comprehensive and easy to use.
Lena, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County




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Module One
San Francisco

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Marie Contreras