D.C. Superior Court Amends Rules Regarding Public Benefits

June 5, 2019

On May 7 the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued Rule Promulgation Orders 19-01 and 19-02 amending Rules 54-II and 77 of the Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedure and the court’s Rules Governing Domestic Relations Proceedings.

Under the orders, section (b) of Rule 54-II is amended to permit the clerk to grant applications when an applicant receives Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, General Assistance for Children, Program on Work Employment and Responsibility, or Supplemental Security Income. Subsection (c)(2) of Rule 77 is amended to reflect this revision to Rule 54-II.

The amendments are effective immediately. View Orders 19-01 and