Settlement Reached On Case Challenging DHHS’s Failure to Waive Food Supplement Overpayments Caused By the Fault of DHHS:
Maine DHHS has never forgiven an overpayment even when DHHS caused the overpayment in Food Supplement (formerly Food Stamp) benefits. Now, as a result of a class action settlement several thousand people in Maine will see their outstanding Food Supplement overpayments reduced. This settlement was achieved with the combined work of attorneys at MEJP, Legal Services for the Elderly and PretiFlaherty. We will continue to monitor implementation of the settlement over the next several months.