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Food stamp applicant presented sufficient evidence of recurring expenses for prescription drugs.

Topic: Public Assistance, Decided by Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: ******* , Decision Date: 2017-08-29 
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Two printouts from medical insurance provider evidencing that a food stamp applicant made two payments for prescription medication in separate months and that each refill was for a 30 days’ supply, together with a note from the beneficiary’s doctor, sufficiently demonstrated that the applicant’s medical [..] Read More..

Petitioner did not receive earned income such as would disqualify him from Senior SNAP.

Topic: Public Assistance, Decided by Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: ******* , Decision Date: 2017-01-30 
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Vague, second-hand testimony to the effect that a recipient of food stamp benefits under “Senior SNAP” was working as a “self-employed electrician” insufficient to disqualify him from the program.

TANF applicant entitled to conciliation following first material violation.

Topic: Public Assistance, Decided by Judge Miller 
Docket Number: ***** , Decision Date: 2016-05-31 
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A TANF applicant’s failure to attend a meeting due to her mistake in recording the date and time of the appointment constituted a material violation of program rules.  However, as the applicant’s failure to keep the appointment was the first material violation she had committed, [..] Read More..

Adoption assistance not available to college student placed on adoptive status at age 3.

Topic: Public Assistance, Decided by Judge Walker-Russell 
Docket Number: 1647700 , Decision Date: 2016-07-06 
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A child must be placed on adoptive status at age 13 or older in order to receive Adoption Assistance benefits while attending college after he or she reaches age 18.  Accordingly, Petitioner could not continue to receive Adoption Assistance benefits after her child turned 18 [..] Read More..

Qualified aliens subject to five-year waiting period before receiving Medicaid.

Topic: Public Assistance, Decided by Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: ***** , Decision Date: 2015-10-07 
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Petitioner and his family, all of whom entered the United States legally in 2012, were ineligible for Medicaid during a mandatory five-year “waiting period” absent a showing that they met a statutorily-prescribed exception.

Adopted child entitled to continued assistance lost due to agency’s failure to inform.

Topic: Public Assistance, Decided by Judge Walker-Russell 
Docket Number: ***** , Decision Date: 2015-08-18 
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An agency representative failed to advise adoptive parents of a twelve-year-old child that signing the adoption agreement before the child turned thirteen precluded the child from accessing continued benefits in the event she attended college after she turned eighteen.  This non-disclosure departed from the agency’s [..] Read More..

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