Vermont Legal Aid sues over Reach-Up cuts for people on disability

Vermont Legal Aid sues the state after cuts were made to the state's Reach-Up program.

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Keith McGilvery
July 24, 2015
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Tags: Disability Rights

Organizations mentioned/involved: Vermont Legal Aid (VLA)


A battle is brewing Friday between some of Vermont’s neediest people and the state. It has to do with cuts to public assistance benefits. Backers of the suit say the cuts to Reach-Up are singling out families with disabilities.

Vermont Legal Aid is ready for battle.

“This lawsuit is hugely important to the lowest income Vermonters with disabilities,” said Chris Curtis from Vermont Legal Aid.