Public Benefits are Key! Medicare, Medicaid, & Spenddowns

Public Benefits are Key!

Our Public Benefits are Key! campaign is a partnership with Solid Ground’s Benefits Legal Assistance (BLA) team and REACH, which combines training, technical assistance, and advocacy to ensure public benefits remain accessible. Last week’s training covered eligibility, income and resource limits for public benefits, and best practices for helping clients apply for these benefits.

Our goal of offering Public Benefits training is to help case managers and others feel more confident in their ability to support their clients in accessing public benefits, and we are the only organization (to our knowledge) in Washington state offering trainings to access public benefits!

Participants can also email questions to the BLA team (please put Ask a Lawyer in the subject line).

Training Takeaways

We covered a LOT of information on Medicare and Medicaid programs, as well as Spenddowns. If you find it challenging to track the eligibility requirements, how to apply, and how to be a great advocate for your client, then you’re not alone! The Benefits Legal Assistance team at Solid Ground would love to answer your questions and help you navigate these systems in the best way possible. If you have any questions or need clarifying information from the training, please reach out to jody[at]

Video Recording and Slides