Partial adoption benefits restored due to family receiving untimely notice

Topic: Public Assistance, Decided by: Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: 0000000 , Decision Date: September 26, 2022 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

The Court affirmed the decision to terminate a family’s adoption assistance benefits on the grounds that the adopted child had turned 18 and was no longer a full-time high school student.  However, the Court concluded the agency failed to provide the family with 30 days’ notice prior to terminating the benefits.  The agency had eventually issued a notice of termination on June 14, 2022, several weeks after the benefits had terminated.  Because of the untimely notice, the Court ordered that the family receive benefits for June and July 2022.

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