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The latest information on SNAP/ Food Stamp advocacy in Massachusetts.

Baker Administration suspends DTA's error-riddled automated wage matches, but more work to be done!

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:06pm -- FoodSNAP
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) directed the DTA to SUSPEND the automated DOR wage matches based on the extent of errors and confusion in this error filled match. The auto wage match notices and auto case closings were suspended on March 21st and will stay suspended until at least June 1st, or longer. 

Reminder - Boston SNAP Coalition Meeting tomorrow 10 - Noon; Updated Fact Sheet on the SNAP Crisis in MA

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:08pm -- FoodSNAP
This is a reminder of tomorrow's (3/24/15) SNAP Coalition meeting, 10 to Noon at St Francis House in Boston (6th Floor). DTA Central and USDA New England Regional Office (NERO) staff will also be attending the meeting, per usual. 

Attached is an updated fact sheet on the SNAP caseload crisis in Massachusetts. We do not yet have the January 2015 caseload data, but we have reason to believe that MA has suffered a 10% SNAP caseload drop since January 2014!

Physicians, Youth and Senior Organizations Call on Baker Administration and USDA to Halt Erroneous SNAP Terminations, FIX Data Matching and Modernization Problems !!

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 8:36pm -- FoodSNAP
Massachusetts is now losing over $12M per month in federal nutrition dollars (100K drop in participation of individuals since end of 2013) largely as a result of the extreme error-filled data matching and impenetrable "modernization" of its systems. The SNAP caseload is dropping at a faster rate than the national average and the state unemployment rate.  


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