Darby Legal Assistance
Blaine P. Brockman

765 Lakeview Dr.
West Jefferson, OH 43162

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Qualifying Your Client for Public HousingTo stay out of an institution, your client may need to qualify and remain eligible for public housing. Understand what options exist and how to properly plan in light of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016.
SSA Updates to the POMS On Attorney FeesOn June 25, 2019, with no fanfare or advance notice, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued an updated Program Operation Manual System (POMS) on the subject of when Legal Services may be subject to SSA's fee authorization process. Concerns arose that the SSA, for the first time, included several situations that may require attorneys to submit an SSA fee authorization request. During the webinar, we will review the new POMS and tips on steps the attorney may want to consider making that may minimize the impact on attorney's practices.
Advocating for Your Client's Right to Remain in the Communitylearn to advocate for your client’s civil right to remain in the community and how to participate in your state’s HCBS transition plan and how to advise clients on those changes.
The HCBS Settings Rule: What Is It & How Will It Impact YouThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released regulations that define Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) settings in January 2014. These regulations deal with the standards required for HCBS, such as access to the community, control over personal resources, and ability to seek employment. States have until March 2019 to implement these new rules when providing HCBS through a waiver or state plan option. This webinar will contain an overview of the rule from the Administration for Community Living and a discussion on how to this rule will impact your practice.
Special Needs Housing 101 (2009)Session from May 2009 Special Needs Program presented by Blaine P. Brockman, JD. This session helps the attorney to gain an understanding of state and federal programs (Section 8 and HUD 811, LIHTC and others) designed to provide special needs housing in order to better navigate the complex regulatory framework.

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About the Practice
Professional Biography
Blaine Brockman is the Director of Darby Legal Assistance, an Ohio small not for profit corporation that provides public benefits advice to people in rural Ohio who cannot afford an attorney, and advocates for vulnerable elders and people with disabilities. Blaine is active with community organizations that support the elderly and people with disabilities. He is the Chair of the Board of the ARC Ohio. He is Chair of the Board of APSI (Advocacy and Protective Services, Inc.), a non-profit corporation providing guardianship services to people with developmental disabilities. He serves on the Federal Advocacy Committee and on the Special Need Law Section Steering Committee of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Coalition for Adult Protective Services.

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Special Needs Law Section Membership
This virtual program, spread over three half-days, will be a very fast-paced review of the key components of the Social Security program, including the eligibility requirements for all benefits. 

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