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NainalSnirCiiznsLawCnr2013ANNuALRePoRtWWW.NSCLC.oRG9arionandHiWifeBecameHomeleAfterLoingssarionDykeJr.losthisSocialSecurityandSupplementalSecurityIncomebenefitsinJanuary2010.WithlittleotherincometoliveonheandhiswifewholiveinIndianapolisIndianabecamehomelessandlivedinvariousmotelsastheystruggledtogetby.Hisproblemsstartedin2009whenhewasstoppedforatrafficviolationwhiledrivingthroughBaldwinCountyGeorgiaduringavisittothearea.MarionreturnedtoIndianaafterhisvisitandunknowinglyfailedtoappearinaGeorgiacourt.Thecourtplacedhimonprobationinhisabsence.TryingtofindoutwhyhelosthisSSIheconsultedanIndianapoliscriminalattorneyandfoundoutabouttheoutstandingGeorgiawarrant.Marionthentravelledtothestatetoclearthematterupevenifitmeantgoingtojail.WhileataMaconGeorgiacourthousetryingtofindoutwhattodoMarionspoketoaGeorgiaLegalServicesattorneywhoadvisedhimthathewaslikelypartoftheClarkvAstrueclass.Anditturnedouthewas.ThankstotheeffortsofGeorgiaLegalServicesstaffwhoknewallaboutthecasefromNSCLCMarionsbenefitswerereinstatedandhereceivedover59000inbackbenefitsshortlyafter.Hedidnothavetogotojailandbothheandhiswifewerenolongerhomeless.MarionDykeJr.disabilitiesbytheendof2013.Thecaseledtotheretroactiverestorationofbenefitsworthover1billion.Ongoingbenefitsprovidedbythecaseareworthhundredsofmillionsofdollarstoseniorsandpeoplewithdisabilitieseveryyear.n2013NSCLCandpartnerssecuredasettlementoftheclassactionlawsuitOstervLightbournethatwillkeepnearly370000ofCaliforniasolderadultsandpersonswithdisabilitiesfromlosingimportantat-homehealthcareservices.ThelitigationwhichlastednearlyfouryearschallengedthestatesattempttocutfundingforIn-HomeSupportive370000KpthirIn-HmSpprivSrvicsin2013ServicesandSupportsIHSSaprogramthathelpsMedi-Calbeneficiarieswithlongtermcareneeds.IHSSrecipientsreceivethesupporttheyneedathomeinsteadofhavingtomovetoanursingfacilityorotherinstitution.ThedollarvalueoftheIHSSservicespreservedduringthefirstyearofthelawsuitalonewasover550million.