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CTNJ: Attorneys take Social Services Department back to court

HARTFORD, Conn. — Last week attorneys in a class action lawsuit asked the court to extend the consent decree with the Department of Social Services for two more years because they say the state is again falling behind in processing Medicaid applications.

Under the court order that expires on July 1, DSS was required to process 92 percent of all Medicaid applications. But that hasn’t happened.

With respect to applications for Husky A,C, and D, programs that serve low-income families and children, DSS failed to maintain full compliance for 15 of the 17 months between September 2015 and January 2017 (the last date for which timeliness data is available), according to attorneys with New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

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