The following press release was issued by MLRI and the ACLU today:
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CRITICAL OF MASSACHUSETTS' IMPLEMENTATION OF PHOTO EBT POLICY
USDA Finds State in Violation of Federal Policies, Adversely Affecting Access to Benefits
Unemployment insurance (UI) is a critical safety net during periods of joblessness, and it is especially important now to help workers and their families during this recession. This seminar will provide you with the expertise you need in order to help your clients get the UI benefits to which they are legally entitled. Unemployed workers often cannot afford to retain the services of the private bar, and therefore you will provide an invaluable service to your client as a pro bono or legal services representative.
This is an unusual post on Veterans Day, but you need to know about it.
In the past few weeks we have learned of erroneous SNAP cases where DTA has been counting the wrong amount of VA Pension in calculating SNAP benefits. The VA Pension program is the needs-based federal program for non-service connected disabled and/or elderly veterans. It appears that many of these veterans many be getting lower SNAP benefits that they are entitled to receive and/or hit with SNAP overpayments as a result of DTA retroactively counting the wrong amount of the VA Pension.