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1995 March

Helping Low-Income Families Use the Earned Income Credit

By Christopher Lamb

Changes in the earned income credit (EIC) make many more families eligible for this benefit. The information contained in this article will help advocates ensure that eligible low-income families, including those receiving AFDC and those without children, receive this important benefit.

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Judicial Conference Weighs Cutbacks in Federal-Court Jurisdiction

By Burton D. Fretz & Ethel Zelenske

This column analyzes proposed recommendations to curtail federal jurisdiction that, if adopted, will drastically affect litigation by legal services attorneys.

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EPSDT and Managed Care

Do Plans Know What They Are Getting Into?

By Jane Perkins & Lourdes A. Rivera

Managed care is rapidly becoming the predominant method of delivering and financing health care services for low-income people, and children in particular. This article discusses the relationship of Medicaid managed care and Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT), the pediatric benefit package under Medicaid.

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Bias Violence: Advocating for Victims

Part II

By Elizabeth Shuman-Moore, Darren B. Watts & Michele M. Giffels

Bias violence includes acts of personal violence motivated by a perpetrator's perception that the victim is a member of a particular group and other crimes, such as criminal trespass and damage to property. This article, the second of two parts, describes federal and state claims that may be available to a victim of bias violence and contains an appendix cataloging state civil-law provisions.

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