AG Hawley Announces Settlement Reached in Blind Pension Fund Case

Mar 1, 2018, 09:08 AM
Mar 1, 2018, 09:07 AM

Jefferson City, Mo.  – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that a settlement has been reached between the State and the Missouri Council of the Blind and other named plaintiffs regarding payments from the Blind Pension Fund.

In 2006, under Attorney General Nixon's Administration, plaintiffs sued the Missouri Department of Social Services and the State of Missouri Family Support Division claiming the agencies incorrectly calculated the amount of money recipients were entitled to each month.

“This issue has been drawn out for over ten years and I am pleased an agreement has been reached without having to delay the issue any longer in court,” Hawley said.

The Blind Pension Fund was established in 1921 to provide monthly benefits to blind Missourians and is financed entirely by state funds.