J.D., Yale Law School
B.A., Kings College
Becca Steele is a Staff Attorney with the Public Benefits Unit. Becca represents clients in a wide range of public benefits matters, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Medicare, and unemployment insurance. Becca initially joined Legal Aid as a fellow with Legal Aid’s Barbara McDowell Appellate Advocacy Project and Public Benefits Unit. In that role, she focused on representing workers challenging unemployment benefit denials at the administrative and appellate level.
Before joining Legal Aid, Becca received her B.A. from the University of King’s College and her J.D. from Yale Law School. While in law school, Becca provided legal representation to immigrants and individuals who had prior involvement with the criminal justice system through the Transitions Medical-Legal Partnership, the Criminal Justice Advocacy Clinic, and the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic. Becca was a student coordinator for the Immigration Policy Tracking Project and an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She worked as a legal intern at the Legal Aid Society of D.C., the Legal Aid Society of New York’s Criminal Defense Practice, and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.