NCLEJ and ACLU of Rhode Island Achieve Settlement in Challenge to Unlawful Delays of SNAP Benefits

NCLEJ and the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island have reached a settlement with the Rhode Island Department of Human Services in a federal court lawsuit, filed in December 2016, challenging the Rhode Island agency’s widespread failure to process SNAP (food stamp) applications for the state’s neediest residents in a timely manner, in part due to the implementation of a faulty new computer system. The settlement in Gemmell v. Beane has been submitted to the federal court for approval. For further information contact NCLEJ Senior Attorney Greg Bass ( Read the news release here.