A federal judge announced Monday an order that will have big impact for California counties, as Judge Claudia Wilken in Oakland halted the state’s plan to cut or reduce caregiver services for 130,000 disabled and low-income seniors as of Nov. 1.

Wilken imposed a preliminary injunction against the plan, aimed at helping balance the state’s budget by cutting $82.1 million out of In-Home Supportive Services starting next month, according to The Sacramento Bee.

The decision freezes the plan to cut services pending further hearings and ordered the state to send notice to the 130,000 recipients who would have been affected that they will not see cuts in services, the article said.

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