No. 76 C 1554.

428 F.Supp. 896 (1977)

David STEVENS et al., Plaintiffs, v. Stephen BERGER, Individually and as Commissioner of New York State Department of Social Services, et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, E. D. New York.

March 3, 1977.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

McEvily & Kluewer, Community Legal Assistance Corp., Hempstead, N.Y., by Charles McEvily and Steven Satkin, Legal Intern, for plaintiffs.

Jonathan A. Weiss and Mary Susan Birkett, Legal Services for the Elderly Poor, New York City, amicus for plaintiffs.

Louis J. Lefkowitz, Atty. Gen., New York City, by Joan P. Scannell, Asst. Atty. Gen., New York City, for defendant Stephen Berger.

Jerome A. Campo, Hauppauge, N.Y., for defendant James E. Kirby.

David G. Trager, U.S. Atty., E.D.N.Y., Brooklyn, N.Y., by Leonard A. Sclafani, Asst. U.S. Atty., for defendant Joseph Califano.

WEINSTEIN, District Judge.

Plaintiffs Virginia and David Stevens, acting for themselves and on behalf of their four minor children, seek a permanent injunction prohibiting the State of New York Department of Social Services, the Suffolk County Department of Social Services, and the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare from withdrawing their welfare benefits. Insistence that the children obtain social security numbers as a condition of continued...


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