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1991 August - September

Earned Income Tax Credit Gets Bigger and Better for Families Receiving AFDC and Other Benefits

By Henry A. Freedman

Many families receiving AFDC and GA benefits were eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC) for 1990 earnings, and the number of such families will increase for 1991 earnings because of the new EIC rules that go into effect in 1991. This article discusses some of the basic eligibility rules and other issues affecting AFDC recipients.

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The Zebley Class Rules

By Joseph Manes

The Zebley class consists of children whose SSI eligibility was denied or terminated on medical grounds between 1980 and 1991. All members of the class, as well as those children whose disability cases are pending in federal court, now have an opportunity to have their cases readjudicated. This article summarizes the rules for readjudication, including rules on notice, timetables, and quality assurance.

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