Darby Legal Assistance
Blaine P. Brockman

765 Lakeview Dr.
West Jefferson, OH 43162
(614) 296-6391

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Qualifying Your Client for Public HousingTo stay out of an institution, your client may need to qualify and remain eligible for public housing. Understand what options exist and how to properly plan in light of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016.
SSA Updates to the POMS On Attorney FeesOn June 25, 2019, with no fanfare or advance notice, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued an updated Program Operation Manual System (POMS) on the subject of when Legal Services may be subject to SSA's fee authorization process. Concerns arose that the SSA, for the first time, included several situations that may require attorneys to submit an SSA fee authorization request. During the webinar, we will review the new POMS and tips on steps the attorney may want to consider making that may minimize the impact on attorney's practices.
Advocating for Your Client's Right to Remain in the Communitylearn to advocate for your client’s civil right to remain in the community and how to participate in your state’s HCBS transition plan and how to advise clients on those changes.
The HCBS Settings Rule: What Is It & How Will It Impact YouThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released regulations that define Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) settings in January 2014. These regulations deal with the standards required for HCBS, such as access to the community, control over personal resources, and ability to seek employment. States have until March 2019 to implement these new rules when providing HCBS through a waiver or state plan option. This webinar will contain an overview of the rule from the Administration for Community Living and a discussion on how to this rule will impact your practice.
Special Needs Housing 101 (2009)Session from May 2009 Special Needs Program presented by Blaine P. Brockman, JD. This session helps the attorney to gain an understanding of state and federal programs (Section 8 and HUD 811, LIHTC and others) designed to provide special needs housing in order to better navigate the complex regulatory framework.

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About the Practice
Professional Biography
Attorney Blaine Brockman is a passionate advocate for improving the quality of life for people with special needs and the elderly. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, he operated Brockman Legal Services, a small firm law practice dedicated to special needs law and elder law. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP).
Blaine is Vice-Chair of the Elder and Special Needs Law Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association. He also chairs the Probate and Elder Law Committee of the Central Ohio Association for Justice. Blaine is very involved in his community, serving on the board of the Community Housing Network (CHN) in Columbus, Ohio. CHN provides permanent supportive housing for people with severe mental illness, and others at-risk of homelessness.

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