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Docket: Low Income Benefits


Case Name: Harley v. Lyng

Court: U.S. Dist. Ct. ED Pa   Docket: 84-4101

Case Issue: Must the state issue expedited Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to eligible households with 5 days from application as previously ordered by the court?

Case Name: Henderson v. Shinseki

Court: U.S. Supreme Court   Docket: 09-1036

Read Summary and AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

Case Result: Veteran's appeal of denial of VA benefits can be heard even if it misses a filing deadline.

Case Name: State ex rel. Cleveland Right to Life v. State of Ohio Controlling Board

Court: Supreme Court Ohio   Docket: 13-1668

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Case Issue: Was the Ohio Controlling Board's vote to approve receipt of federal funding for Medicaid expansion within its statutory and constitutional authority?

Case Name: Union of Am. Physicians and Dentists v. Schwarzenegger

Court: Cal. Ct. App. 1st App. Dist.    Docket: 127775

Read Summary and AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

Case Result: State can furlough state employees who are paid by the federal government to process Social Security disability claims.

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