Learn about Social Security and Veterans Administration Disability Benefits

The Alachua County Library District is partnering with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association to present Law in the Library: Social Security and Veterans Administration Disability Benefits on Monday, January 22, at 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 401 E University Avenue. Dominique Lochridge-Gonzales, a Three Rivers Legal Services staff attorney, will discuss the basics of Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income, VA Compensation and VA Pension benefits. The discussion will include eligibility criteria, application processes and how monetary benefits are calculated.

Other presentations and workshops include: Restoration of Civil Rights Workshops on Thursdays, February 8, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at Library Partnership, 1130 NE 16 Avenue, (352) 334-0165, March 22, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Cone Park Branch, 2801 E. University Avenue, (352) 334-0720 and April 5, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Tower Road Branch, 3020 SW 75 Street, (352) 333-2840. Attorneys from Josiah T. Walls Bar Association and law students from the University of Florida Levin College of Law will provide one-on-one assistance to persons who have been convicted of a felony and are interested in applying to have their civil rights restored. If civil rights are restored an applicant will have the right to vote, sit on a jury and hold public office. Also, the attorneys will meet with people who are interested in having their records sealed or expunged.

These presentations are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. During Law in the Library presentations experienced attorneys and professionals share their knowledge on a variety of pertinent legal issues. Helpful legal resources are also available online from the Library District’s Nolo’s small business essentials series and Gale Legal Forms

Recent Law in the Library past programs included:
Changes in the Law and Parenting Arrangements on Monday, Nov., 6 p.m., Headquarters Library
Get the Most Out of Medicaid on Monday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m., Headquarters Library
Restoration of Civil Rights Workshop on Thursdays, Sept. 21, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Library Partnership; Oct. 26, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Cone Park Branch and Nov. 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Greenhouse Church, 2925 NW 39 Avenue
Disaster Recovery After the Storm on Monday, Oct. 9, 6 p.m., Headquarters Library

For more information, visit www.aclib.us/law or call (352) 334-3900.

 

These presentations are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. During Law in the Library presentations experienced attorneys and professionals share their knowledge on a variety of pertinent legal issues. Helpful legal resources are also available online from the Library District’s Nolo’s small business essentials series and Gale Legal Forms

For additional information contact Nickie Kortus, nkortus@aclib.us, or (352) 334-3909 or Jan Bendik, Esq., at jan.bendik@trls.org or (352) 372-0519.

Posted by NickieK on December 13, 2017