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Training: The World of Immigrants' Eligibility for Public Benefits (Benefits Plus Learning Center)

Instructor - Diane Wenzler, Community Service Society, Benefits Plus Learning Center

Public benefit programs have different rules and guidelines on immigrants’ eligibility; therefore helping immigrants obtain public benefits can be a challenging and complicated task.    Eligibility for federal public benefit programs is often restricted to those who are “Qualified Aliens.” 

We will review which immigrants are “Qualified Aliens” and which “Qualified Aliens” are eligible for SSI, Cash Assistance, SNAP, Medicaid, as well as other benefit programs. Learn how the new Essential Plan will cover some immigrants previously covered by Medicaid.  We will also learn how to use our Immigrants’ Eligibility Chart to determine an immigrant’s eligibility for 27 different benefit programs.

Target Audience: Social service and legal professionals who work with immigrants and who assist them with applying for benefits.

Tuition: $75.00

The Community Service Society of New York SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0213.

  • This course is approved for 3 contact hours for NYS Licensed Social Workers.
  • Certificates will be issued at the end of the training upon submission of a completed training evaluation and full payment of the training.


The Benefit Plus Learning Center equips social service professionals to effectively navigate the public benefit system through its high quality training opportunities.
You must bring a government issued ID to enter the 633 3rd Avenue building. 
Questions about registration? Email rmolina@cssny.org.




Host: Community Service Society
Community Service Society (New York, NY)
633 3rd Avenue, 10th Fl.
Conf. Room A1
New York, NY 10017
Directions: The Community Service Society of New York is located at 40th Street and Third Ave, near Grand Central Station. Subway (to Grand Central): 4, 5, 6, 7, S Bus (to Grand Central) M101, M102, M103, M1, M2, M3, M4, Q32 AND M42

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