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1996 March

Medical-Legal Collaborations

A New Model for the Effective Delivery of Legal Services

By Joshua Greenberg

Formal collaborations between legal services advocates and their medical counterparts make possible exciting new initiatives. This article discusses the programmatic concerns involved in designing an effective medical-legal project

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Categorical Medicaid Eligibility for Recipients of Disabled Adult Child Social Security Disability Benefits

By Judith K. Munger

A little-known 1987 federal law provides categorical Medicaid eligibility for thousands of adults with disabilities whose income would otherwise preclude full Medicaid coverage. This article describes the statute and its implementation.

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Receivership as a Remedy for Poor Agency Performance

By Lynn E. Cunningham & Dennis Foley

Advocates for poor people should strongly consider asking the courts for receiverships and the appointment of special masters to oversee necessary reforms in public agencies that are failing low-income clients. This article, which includes a case study, discusses the advantages of receivership and the legal standards and strategies for obtaining receivership.

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The New Community Reinvestment Act Regulations

An Attempt to Implement Performance-Based Standards

By Richard D. Marsico

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) has played a critical role in ensuring credit to low- and moderate-income communities and encouraging banks to open new branches and expand services there. This article describes and analyzes new CRA regulations published in May 1995 and their implications for low-income communities.

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Recent Developments in Food Stamp Program Law

By Deborah L. Stein

Whether the Food Stamp Program will change significantly in 1996 remains unclear, but a federal structure will remain. Therefore, Food Stamp Program developments in 1994 and 1995 will have continuing relevance. This article reviews regulatory changes and several court decisions that occurred in 1994 and 1995.

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