For many disabled residents of Indiana, receiving social security disability benefits are the only way that they survive. But when those benefits are lost, sacrifices must be made.
Some are fighting the state government, saying that taking away these Social Security Disability benefits is illegal. An article released by the News-Sentinel tells the story of an Indiana attorney and father of a severely disabled son who depends on a food allowance given to him through a subsidy of the Medicaid program. He claims that when the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration stopped giving the allowance for those who received food stamps, the agency violated federal law.
The father has filed a claim against the agency and a court date has been set for August. Then, a judge could either find in favor of the man’s claim, at which point the Indiana state government would have to pay a $900,000 per year grocery bill, or, deny it, clearing the way for a class-action lawsuit to be filed against the state and its agencies.
In the meantime, most of the disabled on the Medicaid waiver plan will receive less than $175 per month in food stamps for groceries.
The Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Terre Haute & Champaign areas with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin understand how difficult a disability claim can be and are here to answer any questions you may have regarding your claim.