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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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NCLEJ Achieves Settlement Requiring Translation of California Food Stamp Forms

NCLEJ and its colleagues have achieved a settlement in a California state court case challenging the state Food Stamp agency’s failure to comply with Food Stamp provisions requiring translation of Food Stamp forms and an estimate of the low-income…

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Center and Colleagues Win Initial Victory in Challenge to Erie County, New York’s Failure to Process Food Stamp and Other Benefits

In February 2006 we filed a federal class action in Buffalo against the county services commissioner challenging the county’s policies and practices of failing to process applications and provide food stamps, Medicaid, and cash assistance in a timely…

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NCLEJ Letter to New York State Welfare Agency on Local District Self Evaluations of ADA Compliance

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NCLEJ and Colleagues Win Settlement Requiring Accessible Trailers for Katrina Evacuees with Disabilities

On September 26, 2006, the Center and colleagues secured a favorable settlement in Brou v. FEMA, a case filed by the Center and others in February 2006 against FEMA on behalf of evacuees from hurricanes Katrina and Rita…

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