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Webinar resources on welfare assistance advocacy

Posted Feb 07, 2020

Thank you to the nearly 50 people who attended our webinar on navigating local assistance for New Hampshire’s vulnerable seniors. For those unable to attend, our co-presenters, NHLA advocates Elliott Berry and Candance Cappio Gebhart, have shared their PowerPoint and FAQs below. These resources explain our state’s local welfare process, types of available assistance, definition of basic needs, and how to apply for assistance and appeal denials.

Local welfare FAQs: Defining "residency"

Local welfare FAQs: Overview of NH law

Local welfare for seniors: NHLA Webinar PowerPoint Presentation

If you have questions, contact Senior Law Project Director Cheryl Steinberg at


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