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DTA fax line should now be working properly--keep an eye out for fax issues!

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 4:21pm -- FoodSNAP

DTA's fax issues should have been resolved as of this morning. DTA reports you should not have problems faxing to 617 887 8765-let us know if this is not the case. Include in faxes to DTA receipts or confirmation of any faxes you attempted yesterday if that would impact the client's benefits due to a deadline. 
In general, please track the following things and let us know what you are seeing:

ALERT: Replacement SNAP Benefits Available to Low Income Concord Residents Impacted by this AM''s Tornado

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 3:46pm -- FoodSNAP

For those of you who work with SNAP recipients in the Concord area, we wanted to remind you that SNAP households who lost power for more than four hours and lost food as a result of lost refrigeration/freezer capacity (e.g. had to throw out spoiled food), may be eligible for SNAP replacement benefits. Here's MLRI's webpage on SNAP misfortune replacement benefits.

Health Access: What did you do last summer?

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 2:46pm -- Health-Law-Anno...

A lot has been going on this summer

See earlier health announcements for good news on changes in MassHealth MCO standards for approving drugs that can cure Hepatitis C (effective August 1) and a new state law mandating MassHealth (and insurance) coverage for lipodistrophya side effect of early HIV treatments (effective November 1).

And now for more news not all of it good.

Contacts: DTA Client Assistance Coordinators and Domestic Violence Specialists

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:51pm -- FoodSNAP

Attached are two contact lists for DTA Client Assistance Coordinators and Domestic Violence Specialists.

Client Assistance Coordinators:

Every DTA office has at least one Client Assistance Coordinators (CACs), with 2 in the larger offices. They are supervisors who have a reduced caseload in order to focus on helping clients with disabilities.  They can help with accommodation requests, discuss DTA rules and disability related barriers, and other disability protections, such as good cause or disability exemptions. 

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