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Welfare reform turns 20 in Maryland

By Michelle Madaio In October 1996, Maryland adopted new laws for providing cash assistance to families in need (following Congress enacting the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act in August 1996). Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (in Maryland called … Continue reading

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Benefits restored, a Baltimore family avoids homelessness

This week, HPRP helped a Baltimore family that was unlawfully terminated from Temporary Cash Assistance receive more than $2,000 in back benefits and $503 in monthly benefits going forward. Dawn (not her real name) and her family were terminated from … Continue reading

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After five years, a homeless disabled client finally gets her benefits

A homeless woman with chronic health problems and mental disabilities will receive about $13,000 in back Supplemental Security Income benefits and $733 each month after a judge ruled she is still disabled under adult rules. Ms. Tara had been receiving … Continue reading

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Family fleeing domestic violence finally gets public benefits

A homeless family now has access to food, medical insurance, and income after getting help from HPRP. Carla and her children moved to Baltimore a few months ago, after they escaped an abusive family violence situation. She applied for food … Continue reading

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From hungry to housed (with HPRP’s help)

Sandra (not her real name) became homeless after she lost her job. She and her two small children moved into a homeless shelter, where she met HPRP staff attorney Michelle Salomon. Sandra had no food or income, even though she … Continue reading

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Homeless after a fire and denied benefits, a client gets help from HPRP

Only a few weeks before staff attorney Michelle Salomon met her, the client was living in a home with her family and working full-time. “But when a fire burned down their home, it left the family with nothing but each … Continue reading

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A client’s bumpy road to getting public benefits: A case study

A homeless mother and her children are now receiving public benefits, thanks to their HPRP lawyer. But the process was not quick or easy for the client. She completed an online application for TCA, food stamps and Medical Assistance. Although … Continue reading

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