28 Clearinghouse Rev. 1 (1994-1995)

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FEATURES                                                                                              Page
Challenging the Deceptive Practices of Proprietary Schools Under the Federal False Claims Act
by Martha F. Davis          ..............................................                        2
Many proprietary school students are victims of an education scam which leaves them with no
marketable skills, no jobs, and large loan debts. The Federal False Claims Act can be used to
challenge these fraudulent practices.
Child Care Under the Family Support Act: Ripe for Reform
by Kathleen O'Brien and Carol Stevenson ......... .................................             12
The Family Support Act, passed in 1988, requires states to guarantee child care to all JOBS
participants and to employed parents transitioning off AFDC. This article provides an overview
of FSA child care and highlights the successes and themissed opportunities in the early years
of this and other FSA programs.
State-Funded Medicare Advocacy Projects: Medicaid Statistics Useful in Determining
Whether a Project Is Financially Feasible
by Jane Hardin and Charles Hulin ..........   .....................................             21
This article and accompanying charts should enable advocates to make a preliminary determi-
nation of whether a Medicare advocacy project is financially feasible in their service area.
The Advocates Essential CD: Facing Technology
by John Paul Kemp ...........     ..............................................                 29
The Advocates Essential CD will contain both information and software programs of specific
interest to legal services programs; it will enable advocates to maximize their use of the wealth
of materials available to them as well as their investment in computers.
Collection of Child Support Maintenance from Custodial Parents of Children in Foster Care:
Is It Appropriate?
by Nancy S. Erickson ...........     ............................................               34
This column takes the position that no federal statutory authority supports some states' practice
of obtaining child support orders for foster children against the parent who, at the time of foster
care placement, was the custodial parent.
Court Approves Class Action Settlement Providing up to $30 Million in Retroactive VA
Benefits to Puerto Rican Veterans
by the National Veterans Legal Services Project ......... .............................          38
In 1982, VA determined that local Puerto Rican rating boards had been too liberal in granting
100-percent psychiatric disability determinations. In a series of events, VA decided to conduct
a mass review of all such determinations for Puerto Rican and Virgin Islands veterans. These
veterans filed a class action alleging that VA's decision was motivated by racial and ethnic
prejudice. This column describes the events leading up to the lawsuit and the ensuing favorable
settlement.
State Advocacy: A Virtual Community on the Information Highway
by Erron Bloodworth ............     ............................................              43
National Training Survey from Benchmark Institute's Public Interest Law Research Project
by the Benchmark Institute ...........   .........................................              44
Benchmark Institute's Public Interest Law Research Project asks all advocates to complete a
national training survey.
DEPARTMENTS
Case Developments .........        ..   ...........................................                     50
Advance Sheet Highlights ........       ..   .......................................                    81
Publications of Interest ...........        .........................................                    93
National Support News ...........          .........................................                    98
Job Market ...........         ................................................                        102
Case Table .........      ....   ................................................                     111

Clearinghouse Review a May 1994

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