Welfare Rights Assistance

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    Taxonomy Code: FT-1000.9500

    Programs that provide assistance for prospective or current public financial assistance recipients who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining the full benefits to which they are entitled by law under various income support entitlement programs. The programs may help people understand the eligibility criteria for benefits, how much they can work without affecting their benefits (for some programs), the benefits provided by the program, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete benefits application forms; negotiate on their behalf with public assistance benefits staff; and/or represent them in administrative hearings or judicial litigation. Included are welfare rights organizations that offer a range of advocacy services as well as legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance. Entitlement programs include (but are not limited to) General Relief (GR), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps/SNAP, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

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    Food Bank - Community CupboardOffers the following non-perishable items: - Canned foods - Dairy products - Fresh fruits and vegetables - Breads and pastries - Variety of dry goods - Personal items Food items vary week to week depending upon seasonal changes and availability.Boulder CountyCommunity CupboardCommunity Cupboard
    Legal Services (La Junta Office) - Colorado Legal ServicesLegal counseling and information are provided for low income persons in civil matters regarding public assistance, family law, mental health, restraining orders, pro se (do-it yourself) divorce, and other topics. No misdemeanor, traffic violation, criminal, or fee-generated cases accepted.Baca CountyLa Junta - Colorado Legal ServicesColorado Legal Services
    Legal Services (Pueblo Office) - Colorado Legal ServicesLegal counseling and information are provided for low income persons in civil matters regarding public assistance, family law, mental health, restraining orders, pro se (do-it yourself) divorce, and other topics. No misdemeanor, traffic violation, criminal, or fee-generated cases accepted.Pueblo CountyPueblo - Colorado Legal ServicesColorado Legal Services

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