Thursday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m.
VIRTUAL STATE HOUSE, MA — Residents seeking assistance regarding disability benefits, legal rights and workplace issues for persons with disabilities and their family members in the era of COVID-19 are invited to participate in an online forum hosted by Rep. Kay Khan and Rep. Josh S. Cutler.
The forum will be held Thursday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. and streamed live on PAC-TV at PACTV.org/live. It will also be rebroadcast on the Talking Information Center, a state-wide reading service for visually impaired listeners.
The panel will include experts from The Arc of Massachusetts, UMASS’s Work Without Limits program and the Disability Law Center (DLC). Topics to be covered may include the effect of Economic Impact Payments on public benefits, legal resources for persons with disabilities, and family/caregiver resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The panelists are:
• Brian Forsythe, Project Coordinator, Benefits Counseling, Work Without Limits
• Kerry Mahoney, Director of Education & Outreach, The Arc of Massachusetts
• Tom Murphy, Senior Attorney, Disability Law Center
Questions can be sent in ahead of time, or during the program, and will be addressed on air. Please email questions to Rep. Cutler’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rep. Khan (D-Newton) is House Chair of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities and Rep. Cutler (D-Pembroke) is the Vice-Chair.