Judge orders new reps be found for Safety Net clients

Safety Net of Oregon closed suddenly, leaving hundreds of vulnerable clients even more vulnerable, March 17, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
Safety Net of Oregon closed suddenly, leaving hundreds of vulnerable clients even more vulnerable, March 17, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Oreg. (KOIN) — Hundreds of people who relied on a local non-profit to receive their federal benefits are now getting help after a ruling on Wednesday.

A judge ordered the Social Security Administration to find new representatives who used Safety Net of Oregon to get their federal benefits.

The decision was in response to a class action lawsuit some of Safety Net’s former clients filed on Monday.

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