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Final push on House FY2017 Budget This Week: Close the SNAP Gap and NO cuts to TAFDC - Correct fact sheet !

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:21pm -- FoodSNAP

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!

SNAP Coalition meeting tomorrow, 3/22 and Special DTA ABAWD Webinar this Friday, 3/35

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 1:43pm -- FoodSNAP

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:

SNAP Time Limit on ABAWDs starting April 1st - What you can to do help your SNAP-less clients

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 2:03pm -- FoodSNAP

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.

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