Income Maintenance

The Public Benefits Group provides legal assistance to prevent the loss of a client’s income and to obtain and preserve Medical Assistance (MA) and Medicaid benefits for eligible clients. The Public Benefits Group also offers community advocacy and client representation in denials or terminations of government benefits in the administrative tribunals and appellate courts.

Thousands of Rhode Islanders depend on Rhode Island Works, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, General Public Assistance (GPA), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, unemployment compensation, Social Security benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). It is important that we continue to provide legal support to low-income clients so that we can preserve their income, enabling them to purchase basic necessities such as food and clothing, and secure their access to proper health care.


Social Security (not SSDI)
Food Stamps
Unemployment Compensation
Veterans Benefits