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Earlier today a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in Gresham v. Azar, concerning the Trump administration’s approval of a restrictive Medicaid waiver project, which among other things, conditioned Medicaid coverage on compliance with work requirements. Judge David Sentelle issued the unanimous opinion. The panel found that in approving the project without considering its effect on Medicaid coverage, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services violated the Administrative Procedure Act.

January 31, 2020, marks the 14th anniversary of Awareness Day, a nationwide effort to increase awareness about EITC and who can claim it. This year, Legal Aid of Arkansas is promoting EITC Awareness Day and free tax preparation sites in Arkansas. Staff Attorney and Director of Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Jennifer Gardiner, will be going live on Facebook at @ARLegalAid on Friday, January 31st at 2:00 PM with more information about EITC, who’s eligible, and how to claim. 

Legal Aid of Arkansas is hosting a free statewide symposium on Wednesday, January 29, to share how legal services can help individuals experiencing opioid use or substance use disorder and their families.

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