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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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Center Challenges Pervasive Benefit Delays in Upstate New York

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 Assured Due Process in Welfare Hearings in New York

We and our colleagues successfully challenged New York State’s practice of depriving welfare recipients of the right to review evidence, call witnesses, and present documents in the course of appealing a negative decisions. Our 2005 landmark class action…

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Center Secures Comprehensive Policy Reforms in Virginia and New Jersey

We provided extensive consultation and advice to the New Jersey Department of Human Services that resulted in a comprehensive ADA policy for the state’s welfare programs issued in 2005. We then trained 350 local agency staff on the…

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Center and Colleague Achieve Favorable Settlement In Arizona Food Stamp Application Delay Case

In the fall of 2005 the Center reached a very favorable settlement agreement in our federal class action challenging the Arizona welfare agency’s failure to act on food stamp applications within the time required by federal law. To…

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