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NYLAG, Legal Aid, Dechert LLP, File Federal Class Action Lawsuit Against City for Failing to Process SNAP and Cash Assistance Applications and Recertifications, Forcing Thousands of Families to Face Food Instability

New York Legal Assistance Group, The Legal Aid Society, and Dechert LLP, filed a class action lawsuit against the New York City Department of Social Services and Human Resources Administration for failing to process applications and recertification for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and cash assistance within the 30-day timeframe required by federal and state law.

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NYLAG Names Lisa Rivera as New President and CEO

Rivera, a public interest attorney and staunch advocate for client-centered and trauma-informed legal services, has served in a range of positions at NYLAG for two decades, most recently as managing attorney. She is the first person of color and first Latinx person to serve in this role, and began her tenure on July 1, 2022.

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NYLAG in the News

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NYLAG, Legal Aid, Dechert LLP, File Federal Class Action Lawsuit Against City for Failing to Process SNAP and Cash Assistance Applications and Recertifications, Forcing Thousands of Families to Face Food Instability

New York Legal Assistance Group, The Legal Aid Society, and Dechert LLP, filed a class action lawsuit against the New York City Department of Social Services and Human Resources Administration for failing to process applications and recertification for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and cash assistance within the 30-day timeframe required by federal and state law.

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New Yorkers sue city over delays to food stamps

NYLAG’s Abby Biberman is quoted in this piece in Gothamist about NYLAG’s class action lawsuit, along with the Legal Aid Society, on behalf of New Yorkers who were left without essential food and cash assistance because their applications weren’t processed in the 30 days required by federal law.

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