The phrase “public benefits” encompasses a wide variety of government programs that provide financial and other assistance to the public. Commonly used benefit programs include Social Security, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation. Each program is run by a different government agency, and has its own requirements, forms, and procedures.
Voluntary Legal Services Program
501 12th Street
6:00 p.m. Thursday evenings, by appointment only. Weekly clinics on wage disputes, unemployment benefit eligibility, unpaid wages, employment discrimination or harassment, and general labor rights issues.
515 12th Street
Call at 8:30 a.m. for same-day appointment. Assistance for workers whose unemployment claims have been denied.
Most public benefit agencies have forms on their websites. Find their websites using these directories.
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