Have you applied for or tried to apply for or renew eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP), also known as Food Stamps, in Nebraska at any time since January 1, 2012? If so, this notice gives you information about the settlement of a lawsuit regarding the processing of applications.
In 2014, a class action lawsuit, entitled Leiting-Hall, et. al v. Phillips, et al., 4:14-cv- 03155, was brought alleging that the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services ("DHHS") fails, in some cases, to timely provide SNAP benefits to households who file a new application or seek to renew their SNAP benefits. The class representatives and DHHS have reached agreement to settle the class claims.
See the documents below for further details.