News Sections
Court: Indiana Must Have Reason To Deny Welfare
Updated May 5, 2013 12:10 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
 Print    Archive    RSS

(INDIANAPOLIS) - The state Supreme Court says the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration can't deny welfare or other aid to people without doing a better job of explaining why.

Charles Wilson of the Associated Press reports the unanimous ruling Thursday came in a four-year-old class action lawsuit challenging the workings of the state's outsourcing of welfare intake. The system has since been modified.

The justices ruled FSSA violated the applicants' due process rights when it sent them notices that stated their benefits were denied because of failing to cooperate without citing a specific reason.

American Civil Liberties Union lawyer Gavin Rose calls that a victory.

An FSSA spokesman says the agency is reviewing the ruling and has no comment.
A spokesman for the attorney general's office which handled the case didn't immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW

1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2018 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback  |  Public File