Cannot terminate food stamp benefits where non-compliance is due to State’s failure to provide requested interpretive services.

Topic: Public Assistance, Decided by: Judge Walker 
Docket Number: ******* , Decision Date: July 23, 2013 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

The Department of Human Resources was not permitted to terminate Petitioner’s food stamp benefits for failure to provide income verification where it repeatedly failed to provide Petitioner with a Spanish language interpreter in violation of its own foreign language assistance policy.  Upon receiving interpretive services, Petitioner supplied the needed verification.

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