Washington, D.C. (January 8, 2020): For several years, Carr Maloney has successfully established a Pro Bono relationship with AARP’s Legal Counsel for the Elderly, led by managing partner, Kevin Murphy by consistently bridging the justice gap for vulnerable D.C. elders. By working with Legal Counsel for the Elderly, Carr Maloney attorneys prevent evictions and foreclosures; obtain Social Security, Medicaid and Veterans benefits due to our clients; advocate for nursing home residents, we prepare wills and powers of attorney, and much more.
Recently, associate attorney Gabriela Chambi was featured in Legal Counsel for the Elderly’s “Pro Bono Publico, Volume 31 Issue 2.” Chambi is also a former intern for LCE and was chosen to represent a client in her appeal of an adverse Medicaid decision in the D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). As a result of Chambi’s advocacy, her client was awarded 13 hours of PCA services per day, which will greatly help her continue to age at home. Chambi also continued to represent her client by applying for the D.C. Medicaid’s Elderly and Persons with Physical Disabilities Waiver (EFD Waiver Program), which will enable her to receive the full 13 hours of PCA services as well several other benefits. Through Chambi’s continued representation, her client received the full level of care needed under the Medicaid State Plan all while negotiating in Spanish.
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