Attorneys in LAFLA’s Government Benefits Unit help low-income individuals who have trouble obtaining, or are denied government benefits, including:
LAFLA’s Veterans Justice Center also helps vulnerable veterans get the aid they need from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
We also conduct education seminars throughout the community, so please check our Calendar.
New Report: "Cash assistance benefits for the nation’s poorest families with children fell again in purchasing power in 2011 and are now at least 20 percent below their 1996 levels in 34 states, after adjusting forinflation. While most states froze benefit levels in 2011, six states and the District of Columbia cut them, reducing assistance for more than 700,000 low-income families that represent over one-third of all low-income families receiving such assistance nationwide. Read more.
Martinez Law Suit Settlement
Did Social Security Stop or Deny Your Benefits Because You Had an Arrest Warrant? Read flyer.
You may be able to get Social Security benefits and $$$ in back pay because of a lawsuit settlement called Martinez. The settlement may help if you didn’t get Social Security benefits because there was an outstanding arrest warrant (except for probation or parole violation). Contact Social Security immediately to update your address and place your name on the Martinez list. Wait for Social Security to send a letter about how the Martinez settlement affects you.
For more information, call (800) 399-4529.
To speak with someone immediately or to make an appointment, call (800) 399-4529. We also conduct education seminars throughout the community. For more information about our community outreach program, including topics, dates, times, and locations, visit the LAFLA Calendar.