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NSCLC Executive Director Kevin Prindiville calls on Congress in his latest Huffington Post blog to act to update the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to help low-income seniors like Dollie.
NSCLC Directing Attorney Eric Carlson is quoted in a Nov. 19, 2014 article in Governing concerning Medicaid reimbursement for care outside nursing homes.
Dollie, 73, lives solely on income from Supplemental Social Security for all of her living expenses. But the program needs an update. Watch Dollie’s story and then help NSCLC restore this important poverty program.
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Category Archives: Economic Security Litigation
Veterans To Benefit From Policy Based on Martinez Case
Five years after the Martinez v Astrue settlement, a case in which the NSCLC obtained $700 million in Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits that had been wrongfully suspended or denied to 200,000 people, the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) … Continue reading
Proskauer Receives New York State Bar Association Award
Recognizing their pro bono work in Clark v Astrue, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has honored four Proskauer lawyers with its 2013 President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the First Judicial District. Proskauer Partners Bettina (Betsy) B. Plevan … Continue reading
NSCLC Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Supreme Court DOMA Challenge
NSCLC joined in an amicus brief filed by Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) on Friday, March 01, 2013 in the Supreme Court of the United States in support of Edie Windsor’s constitutional challenge to Section 3 of the … Continue reading
Information for Consumers
This page contains material to assist consumers, clients and others in understanding the Martinez Social Security/SSI settlement. The Social Security Administration recently announced that it will delay the timeline sending notices and providing relief to all class members by six months, until summer … Continue reading
Information for Advocates
Overpayment Filing Filing to appeal an overpayment on behalf of a client affected by the Martinez settlement consists of sending a letter to the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) on behalf of the client with the warrant data attached. If the … Continue reading
Clark v. Astrue: Nationwide Class Certified
NATIONWIDE CLASS CERTIFIED IN SSA PROBATION/PAROLE CASE A court in New York has certified a nationwide class in a successful challenge to the Social Security Administration’s policy of suspending or denying Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits whenever … Continue reading
ACB v Astrue: Standard Print Notice Not Sufficient for Blind & Visually Impaired
Some 3 million blind and visually impaired Social Security beneficiaries — two thirds over age 80 — are entitled to receive notices about their benefits in Braille or on a Microsoft CD thanks to a successful lawsuit. However, some 80% … Continue reading
San Francisco Social Security/SSI Martinez Case Media Briefing
NSCLC and New America Media co-hosted a media briefing on the successful Martinez class action lawsuit on July 27, 2010. Click here to see the video. Social Security Benefits Wrongly Denied from New America Media on Vimeo.