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Thu Apr 30, 2015, 11:27 AM

 

Thousands Across The State Of Michigan Wrongly Disqualified From Benefits

Source: 9 & 10 News

Thousands of people in Michigan were wrongly denied food assistance. Monday, the state began sending notices to people who were wrongly denied benefits.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, people were disqualified from receiving public assistance for a “criminal justice disqualification,” or because they were wanted on felony warrants.

“Since January 2013. There are approximately 15,000 people who were illegally cut off of benefits.”

If you received a notice in the past two years saying you're cut off from food assistance because of a "criminal justice disqualification," you may be eligible to receive all the benefits you missed. Other affected assistance forms include cash assistance through the Family Independence Program, State Disability Assistance and Child Day Care.

“The notices just said essentially you're disqualified because of the criminal justice disqualification, not telling people who in the household,” American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) West Michigan Attorney Miriam Aukerman said. “Is it mom is it dad older brother, not saying where the criminal disqualification came from.”

http://www.9and10news.com/story/28934748/thousands-across-state-wrongly-disqualified-from-benefits


Snyders republican thugs have declared war on Michigans poor while giving huge tax breaks to the filthy rich.

A big THANK YOU to the ACLU for helping with the fight against Michigans fascists.

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Thu Apr 30, 2015, 12:18 PM

1. The Michigan DHS is appealing the decision...

The Department has appealed to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, “which has agreed to hear the appeal in an expedited fashion,” Wheaton said in an email. “While the court has agreed to hear the appeal, we were required under the U.S. Eastern District Court order to notify affected individuals this week.”


Hang in there ACLU...

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Thu Apr 30, 2015, 02:45 PM

2. Yes, they will prabably spend much more money appealing

 

then it would cost to pay back lost benefits, typical waste and spend republicans.

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