NCLEJ Article Addresses Due Process Issues When Modernized Public Benefits Systems Fail Families

NCLEJ’s Gina Mannix, Marc Cohan, and Greg Bass have authored an article, “How to Protect Clients Receiving Public Benefits When Modernized Systems Fail: Apply Traditional Due Process in New Contexts,” for the public interest law journal Clearinghouse Review. The article, which was published to the Clearinghouse Community in January 2016, reviews the sophisticated technology systems used to administer public benefits, how flawed implementation results in arbitrary exclusions of eligible families, and how due process concepts of fundamental fairness may help shape advocacy to protect applicants and recipients. An accompanying case study of advocacy by Community Legal Services in Philadelphia was also published. The authors participated in a live “Hangout on Air” on January 20, 2016 to discuss their work.

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