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NCLEJ Achieves Settlement Providing Due Process Protections for Tens of Thousands of Missouri Children

NCLEJ and the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) have achieved a settlement in a case in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri challenging Missouri’s unlawful practice of terminating health coverage without due process…

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NCLEJ and Colleagues Achieve Settlement in Colorado Requiring Prompt Processing of Benefits Applications

On January 3, 2008 the state court approved a settlement in this case, which was filed in August 2004 court following Colorado’s premature launch of a flawed new computer system to manage applications and ongoing eligibility for all…

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Testimony – Needs of Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

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NCLEJ Testimony on Issues on New York City WeCARE Program for Public Assistance Applicants with Disabilities

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New York Court Approves Plan to Restore Benefits to Thousands of New York Families of Children with Disabilities in Case Brought by NCLEJ and Colleagues

In September 2007 the state court approved a comprehensive remedial plan developed by the parties in this case. The case, Doe v. Doar, successfully challenged a New York policy that changed the formula for calculating cash assistance for…

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NCLEJ and Colleagues Win Ruling Barring FEMA From Terminating Rental Assistance for Katrina/Rita Evacuees Without Adequate Notice and Opportunity for Pre-termination Hearing

On June 13, 2007, a federal court in New Orleans, Louisiana issued a preliminary injunction in Ridgely v. FEMA, prohibiting FEMA from 1) terminating rental assistance to victims of Hurricane Katrina and Rita without giving them adequate notice…

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Disabilities and Welfare: A New NCLEJ Resource for Advocates

by Cary LaCheen, Clearinghouse Review (Jan-Feb 2007)

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NCLEJ Addresses FEMA on Serious Barriers Faced By Many Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals

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