MN Disability Law Center Co-Counsel in Suit For Disabled Minnesotans Seeking Waivers

The Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid is co-counsel in a new lawsuit representing people with disabilities who seek waivers to fund community-based services.

The lawsuit alleges that the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has let disabled Minnesotans languish on waiting lists for extended periods without knowing that adequate waiver funds are available to pay for the services they need.

“By letting millions of dollars that were intended to fund the waiver programs go unspent year after year, DHS unnecessarily placed eligible individuals with disabilities on waiting lists that blocked them from gaining access to the services and supports they need to live and work in their communities,” said Pamela Hoopes, legal director of MDLC. Read the Star Tribune article.