New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (NMCLP)

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (NMCLP) is dedicated to advancing economic and social justice through education, advocacy and litigation. NMCLP works with low-income New Mexicans to improve living conditions, increase opportunities and protect the rights of people living in poverty. NMCLP’s approach is to focus on areas that present the greatest opportunity for systemic improvements. NMCLP is dedicated to advancing access to health care coverage for low-income New Mexicans, especially children, through education, advocacy and litigation. See below for more information about NMCLP’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

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  • NM Center on Law and Poverty Successfully Argues Case Against Human Services Department

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    NM: The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty prevailed in its argument before a federal judge against the state’s Human Services Department for delaying the application process and incorrectly denying or terminating Medicaid. In his ruling, the judge ordered the Department to stop disqualifying applicants from receiving benefits for any reason other than the failure to meet asset, income, or residency requirements and to stop terminating or denying benefits through its automated system.

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