[nfbwatlk] Judge holds DSHS trim of benefits to disabled kids, Seattle Times, March 1 2011

Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Thu Mar 3 11:54:35 CST 2011


Link:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014367949_apwadisabilitylawsuit.html

Text:
Judge holds DSHS trim of benefits to disabled kids
A U.S. District Court judge has put a temporary hold on a state rule change that would have cut government dollars going to disabled children and their families.
The Associated Press

SEATTLE - A U.S. District Court judge has put a temporary hold on a state rule change that would have cut government dollars going to disabled children and their families.

The rule change by the Washington Department of Social and Health Services would have forced poor families to count federal disability payments when determining their income. The rule was scheduled to go into effect Tuesday. The Seattle Times reports the change could have forced thousands of families to lose benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the State Family Assistance programs.

U.S. District Judge James Robart says in his ruling issued Monday that when faced with a conflict between dollars and human suffering, the balance tips in favor of preventing human suffering.

A hearing on the temporary injunction will be held March 21.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com





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