Find list serves and other regular mailings where you can
get updates on the law and recent legislation painlessly. Most are free,
a few are not. They all are invaluable resources in keeping current. You
may not have time to read in detail but that one article will save you
hours of research later. Trust us.
All Public Benefits
Public Benefits List Serve Benchmark Institute
Confidential list serve on all areas of public benefits moderated by
Benchmark Institute. Accessible archive. Membership is open to legal
services staff and pro bono advocates serving low-income clients. Free.
Health and Welfare Task Force Mailing Western Center on Law & Poverty
This free publication contains invaluable information for all benefit
practitioners. It includes this information on CalWORKs, Food Stamps,
Foster Care, Medi-Cal, Medicare, IHSS, and SSI and CAPI:
• latest case developments and policy changes
• legislative updates
• administrative hearing decisions from advocates in the
• trainings and conferences
WCLP sends the Mailing about 6 times a year. To have it delivered to your
electronic mail inbox, email your name, organization, and contact
information to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail any announcements that you’d
like to be included in a mailing to email@example.com and type “Submission
for Task Force Mailing” in the subject line.
Mailings are stored on WCLP’s web site, although a few months behind
direct delivery. Your best option is to sign up today.
CalWORKs, Food Stamps, General Assistance and SSI CCWRO New Welfare
News The Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations
CCWRO New Welfare News issued about 50 times a year, keeps you up to date
on what California State and local counties are doing (or not doing) on
CalWORKs, Food Stamps, General Assistance and SSI programs. A favorite
column here at Benchmark is “Client Abuse Report,” where Director Kevin
Aslanian recounts how a bureaucracy has treated a client badly with dire
results. To subscribe, e-mail Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits, Food Programs, Health, SSI, Welfare Poverty Law News
National Center on Poverty Law Poverty Law News is the Center's news
feed. It is updated at least weekly by our editorial staff who search,
abstract, and index news stories for advocates. You can receive it weekly
in your email inbox. Free.
CalWORKs and Subsidized Child Care Legal Update Child Care Law
Legal Update is a quarterly newsletter on current developments on child
care in California and across the nation. Topics include: ADA litigation,
new legislation and regulations affecting child care, insurance, zoning,
licensing, and health and safety issues. Free. Back issues of Legal Update
are available on the CCLC website.
Food Programs FRAC News Digest Food
Research and Action Center
Founded in 1970 as a public interest law firm, FRAC serves as the hub of
an anti-hunger network of individuals and agencies across the country.
FRAC News Digest highlights what's new on hunger, nutrition and
poverty issues and alerts you to trends, reports, news items and
Food Programs Action Alert California Food Policy Advocates
http://www.cfpa.net/ (click on Action Alerts) CFPA is a statewide public
policy and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and
well being of low-income Californians by increasing their access to
nutritious and affordable food. Action Alert is a free weekly newsletter
highlighting state legislation and laws affecting food programs.
Health Law Health Advocate National
Health Law Project
Health Advocate a quarterly newsletter on the latest health law
developments including federal and state laws, regulations and programs,
court decisions in health care law as they affect low-income people as
well as what other advocates are doing around the country. $ 85 per year
in print form only.
Health Law Website Update National Health Law Project
Become a member of NHeLP's healthlaw.org website to receive e-mail notices
on key website postings, new publications, and the periodic Washington
update, NHeLP's Capital Communique. Free.
Medicare Medicare Watch Medicare Rights Center
A national nonprofit founded in 1989, MRC helps older adults and people
with disabilities get good, affordable health care. Stay up-to-date on
health care policy news and changes in Medicare benefits and rules. This
biweekly newsletter also offers Medicare Q&As and interesting cases from
Medi-Cal Long Term Care Legal Network News CANHR
Legal Network News is a quarterly newsletter with updates on changes in
the Medi-Cal laws and regulations, estate planning strategies, and other
legal developments affecting estate planning for long term care, nursing
home litigation, and residents' rights. $150/$200 per year. Some articles
are archived on the CANHR website and available for free.
Immigrants & Benefits California Update
The California Immigrant Welfare Collaborative
CIWC was formed in 1996 to coordinate a statewide response to the welfare
challenge facing immigrants in California. California Update updates on
public benefits developments in California covering legislation,
administrative policy, and litigation. It also contains announcements for
trainings and other events of interest to advocates. $10 a year gets you
the print newsletter plus policy papers, fact sheets, and samples of all
community education materials.
Update issues are archived on CIWC’s web site
but not until a few months after the printed version’s publication.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up today.
Security & SSI
Social Security/SSI CAPI Social Security/SSI Informational Mailing
National Senior Citizens Law Center
NSCLC compiles court cases and pleadings, administration agency decisions
and issuances, and synopses of new developments in Social Security and SSI
disability law each month. $250 per year.