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70 PWD-2: Bryant v. Wyman and Barbaro (Right of Recipient to Appear at Eligibility Interview with Attorney)

A recent case in the federal courts (Bryant v. and Barbarb, U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, decided December 11, 1969 has brought to the fore the Department's policy with respect to an applicant or recipient's right to have a representative with him at an eligibility interview by a caseworker or other official of a social services district. There has apparently been some confusion on the part of social services districts to the effect that State policy precludes the presence of a representative at such interviews.

This is not so. To the contrary, as was made clear to the Court, State policy does not prohibit representation at interviews but affirmatively authorizes a social services district to permit an applicant or recipient to appear at an interview with counselor lay representative.



Created: 4/21/2008
Updated: 5/22/2008