The tentative AGENDA will include:
- Update on Farm Bill 2014 implementation including Heat and Eat; changes affecting EBT vendors; SNAP E&T federal pilot
- Reminder on October 1st COLA to SNAP benefits and allowable income deductions (standard deduction and shelter costs)
We are writing to flag some issues that we have seen impacting homeless youth trying to obtain SNAP/food stamp benefits. (Many of these issues affect homeless adults and victims of domestic violence as well.) Some SNAP Coalition members and homeless youth providers have reported that homeless youth are encountering issues applying for SNAP and other benefits at DTA including problems obtaining verification, or confusion about the application process for a minor.
Helping Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Use (not Lose) their SNAP Benefits: Tips for Responding to "Off-line" and "Expungement" of SNAP benefits