Social Service Appplication Freeze Prompts Protest

Pittsburg, Kan.- More than 70 people protested a freeze on new applications for social services for some physically disabled Kansans.

The protest at the Pittsburg office of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Wednesday was a response to a
freeze put in place December 1 on new applicants seeking assistance for Medicaid home and community based services.

Advocates for the disabled say the freeze will adversely affect thousands of lives.

SRS says it needs to contain costs.