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Low Income & Poverty

Advocacy: Transgender Elder Law Clinic

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In collaboration with the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center, NCLR organized one of the first transgender-specific elder law clinics in March 2013. NCLR organized volunteer attorneys and advocates from the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center, Transgender Law Center, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Legal Aid Foundation of L.A., Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, Inner City Law Center, and private attorneys. The clinic provided information and resources (in English and Spanish) regarding Medicare, Medi-Cal, Social Security, General Assistance and veterans’ benefits, healthcare, identity documents, housing, immigration, and employment rights. NCLR specifically presented workshops on employment, housing, and benefits for transgender elders.

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