Correa v. Hawkins - A court case that The ACLU of Rhode Island is currently involved in.


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Correa v. Hawkins (2019)

Category: Active Case    Discrimination    Rights of the Poor    Due Process    

About this Case:
This is a class-action lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, challenging the adequacy of notices sent by RI Department of Human Services (DHS) to some SNAP recipients, demanding that they reimburse the state for benefits overpayments that they purportedly received years earlier.  It is the third lawsuit the ACLU of Rhode Island has filed related to the state’s troubled UHIP computer system.  The other cases are Gemmel v. Affigne and Scherwitz v. Beane.

Current Status:
Settled in May 2020.

Cooperating Attorneys:
Ellen Saideman; Lynette Labinger

Related Documents
Related News Releases
  • May 11, 2020 - ACLU Settles Latest UHIP-Related Lawsuit Dealing with Inadequate Notices Provided SNAP Recipients
  • Dec 23, 2019 - Judge Issues Restraining Order in Food Stamp Notice Lawsuit
  • Dec 13, 2019 - ACLU Files New UHIP-Related Lawsuit