Lawsuit filed to stop Mich. welfare changes - WNEM TV 5

Lawsuit filed to stop Mich. welfare changes

DETROIT (AP) - A lawyer is asking a federal judge in Detroit to stop major welfare limits in Michigan that kick in Saturday.

Jacqueline Doig claims the constitutional rights of thousands of people will be violated because they didn't get appropriate notice of the changes. Her lawsuit seeks class-action status and asks Judge Paul Borman to keep benefits flowing.

Michigan is tightening the requirements for food stamps and adopting a stricter 4-year lifetime cap on cash assistance. Supporters of the cap say there are people getting benefits who still are able to work.

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