Civil Procedure Keyed to Subrin
Mathews, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare v. Eldridge
Respondent was first awarded Social Security benefits in June 1968 and in March of 1972 the state agency run by Petitioner Mathews send Respondent a questionnaire to monitor Respondent’s medical condition. After receiving the questionnaire and information from his physician, Petitioner stopped his disability payments in May 1972. At that time he was allowed to submit additional information, which he did. The agency still proposed continuing payments, and the Social Security Administration approved their findings. Respondent then had an opportunity to seek reconsideration, but he instead brought this action to challenge the validity of a procedural system that would take away his benefits prior to a full evidentiary hearing. Petitioner argued that he failed to exhaust his remedies, but Respondent analogized his situation to a person who is trying to collect welfare (which requires a pre-termination hearing).
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