ERIC Number: ED245160
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep-22
Reference Count: N/A
Legal Services for the Elderly: A New Assault? Hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Services of the Select Committee on Aging. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.
This document contains prepared statements and public testimony from the Congressional hearing on legal services for the elderly. Following opening statements by task force members, the testimony of Senator Heinz and Representatives Morrison and Wyden is given. Topics which are covered include the impact of the Legal Services Corporation proposed client eligiblity regulations. Testimony from panel 1 is offered highlighting personal experiences with legal aid needs and services. Testimony from panel 2 is presented offering the views of the American Bar Association, Pine Tree Legal Services (Portland, Maine) and the New York State Office for the Aging on the eligibility regulations. Testimony from panel 3, with representatives from several organizations on aging, provides information on the needs of and the impact of the regulations on nursing home residents and low income persons. Testimony from panel 4 is presented addressing the impact of the regulations on Asian and rural elderly persons. Panel 5 gives testimony on the impact of the regulations on blind, mentally retarded, and handicapped individuals. The appendices include prepared statements by the New York City Council, the National Social Science and Law Center, Mayor Koch of New York City, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and the National Association of State Units on Aging. (BL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.