Legal Challenges After a Natural Disaster: Helping Older Adults Facing the Aftermath
Updated: Jun 16, 2020
When: Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.
After a natural disaster strikes, residents of the affected area face a myriad of immediate and longer-term challenges, legal and otherwise. For service providers, it is essential to reach out to consumers, including older adults, and immediately identify their needs and connect them with assistance. Right after a disaster, older adults may face challenges avoiding contractor fraud, door-to-door sales pressure, price gouging, and scams seeking their assignment of insurance benefits. Homeowners may also struggle to access insurance payments, obtain federal or local financial assistance, and make mortgage payment arrangements.
In this Advanced Training, the presenters will explore how to recognize and respond to the consumer law needs faced by older adults post-disaster. The presenters will discuss problems and remedies presented by contractor, insurance, and door-to-door sales fraud. The webinar will address issues homeowners face in obtaining insurance payments, applying for financial assistance, protecting credit ratings and arranging for mortgage forbearance and loss mitigation. The presenters will explain how older adults can get assistance from legal aid and other disaster legal assistance organizations.
Alys Cohen, National Consumer Law Center
Kathy Grunewald, Legal Services of North Florida
Closed captioning will be available on this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webcast start time.
This training will be presented in a WEBCAST format to accommodate more participants. Due to the high volume of participants, computer audio will be the only option to listen to the presentation. No telephone call-in number will be provided. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.
This webcast will be recorded and available on our website shortly after the presentation. The recording and training materials will also be emailed to all registrants within a few days after the training.
The webcast will take place on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET.