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

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