The House Ways and Means FY2017 Budget is scheduled for release the week after next, likely on April 12 or April 13th. We have ONE full week to influence what is included in the proposed House Ways and Means (HW&M) budget, and then Members have until Friday, April 15th to file amendments. The HW&M budget and amendments are then debated starting the week of April 18th before the budget heads to the Senate and the Governor. Here's a snapshot of how the MA Budget Process works!
The latest information on SNAP/ Food Stamp advocacy in Massachusetts.
Three Month Time Limit Hits early April for 9,500 ABAWDs or more - Please look out for clients with closed SNAP cases!
How to protect SNAP Benefits for ABAWDs working less than 80 hours a month
Please let us know if you know of TAFDC cases that closed because of DTA's cash reevaluation process.
Comments Needed on USDA "New Hire" SNAP Regulations - Deadline is March 28th
SNAP Coalition meeting tomorrow - March 22nd
This is a brief reminder that the Boston SNAP Coalition meeting is ON for tomorrow, Tuesday, March 22nd from 10 to Noon at St Francis House.(6th Floor). Yes, we are hardy New Englanders and one small snow storm does not delay our important work ! As a reminder, the AGENDA will include:
March 22nd: Boston SNAP Coalition Meeting and AGENDA
The monthly Boston Coalition meeting will be this Tuesday, from 10 to Noon at St Francis House in Boston. The Coalition agenda will include:
We have news on all levels to share with you.
ABAWD Time Limit Hitting in April for first wave of individuals!
Early next week, DTA will start sending out SNAP closing notices to individuals who have not claimed an exemption, have reached their 3 month time limit and do not have any activity that qualifies them for continued SNAP benefits. These are the individuals age 18 through 49 without disabilities, not living with children and for whom DTA does not have information about possible exemptions.
As we've discussed at the past few SNAP Coalition meetings and eblasts, USDA issued PROPOSED regulations that lay out when and how states can implement photo EBT.
The deadline for comment is Monday, March 7th!!