The Oklahoma Department of Human Services said it plans to drop a five-year residency requirement for people seeking to sign up for intellectual or developmental disability waiver services after being informed it was unconstitutional.
Gov. Kevin Stitt’s decision to end the expanded benefits more than two months early has not helped Valerie Killman find a job and has only made things tougher for her family and thousands of other Oklahomans, she said.
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services permanently shuttered dozens of offices over the last year in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and state budget cuts. The move left schools and law enforcement to fill the gaps in some rural parts of the state.