Bennett, "No Relief but upon the Terms of Coming into the House"--Controlled Spaces, Invisible Disentitlements, and Homelessness in an Urban Shelter System, 104 YALE L.
42) See Michael Lipsky, Bureaucratic Disentitlement in Social Welfare Programs, 58 Soc.
Discipline and Punishment in the Law of Unemployment Insurance--A critical view of disqualifications and disentitlements
The five chapters in this section describe the various provisions of the British policy related to asylum seekers' (and other immigrants') disentitlements
from social welfare programs such as cash assistance and housing.
Bennett, "No Relief But Upon the Terms of Coming into the House,"--Controlled Spaces, Invisible Disentitlements, and Homelessness in an Urban Shelter System, 104 YALE L.
Homeless people have traditionally been underrepresented among the pool of welfare recipients despite their unquestioned financial eligibility, (228) and are particularly vulnerable to bureaucratic disentitlement and "churning," the practice of rapid administrative closure of welfare cases for reasons such as the recipient's failure to comply with a request for verification of eligibility or to make a scheduled appointment with her caseworker.
Blasi, Litigation Strategies for Addressing Bureaucratic Disentitlement, 16 N.
See Blasi, supra note 217, at 594-95 (describing the devastating impact of bureaucratic disentitlement on homeless applicants in Los Angeles County); see also Reynolds v.
A reporter's recent interviews with management and line personnel in a front-line Baltimore City welfare office illustrate how, through systemic verification demands, even unexceptionable, routine management can lead to disentitlements.
5] Bureaucratic disentitlement can be achieved through any practice that frustrates attempts to apply for benefits, or that delays actual receipt of the benefits once the applicant's eligibility is officially confirmed.
Welfare workers interpret articulated pressures from above - for example, to increase efficiency and reduce error rates - through their own conflicts about the poor and through the unarticulated messages they receive from the bureaucratic culture of disentitlement.