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Notice Of Your Rights Under Hawkins v. Cohen
Notice Of Your Rights Under Hawkins v. Cohen

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Hawkins v. Cohen
(5:17-CV-581 E.D.N.C.) is a federal lawsuit filed in 2017 on behalf of Medicaid beneficiaries in North Carolina. The Court has ordered N.C. DHHS and all 100 county DSSs to stop terminations or reductions of Medicaid benefits until eligibility under all Medicaid categories has been considered and proper notice of the termination has been sent. 

About Social Services

Gaston Social Services: Protecting, caring for and empowering children and adults who are temporarily or permanently unable to care for themselves through the administrating of federal, state and county programs focused on improving the well-being of our citizens.
Gaston DHHS's Social Services Division was formerly known as the Gaston County Department of Social Services. Our name has changed, but we're still focused on improving the well-being of our citizens through administering programs that protect, care for and empower our community.

The goal of the Gaston County Human Services Center and Division of Social Services is to foster an agency which is professionally responsive to our citizens’ needs through daily caring outreach and simultaneously serve as an advocate for those in need. We strive to be community-minded and community-spirited. We abide by federal, state and county operating instructions in providing services and we assist welfare recipients in attaining self-sufficiency.

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