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FoodSNAP's Blog Archive for January 2020

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

Update on Supreme Court Ruling on Public Charge Rules, PIF Webinar on Thursday and Updated Flier

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 4:56pm -- FoodSNAP
We are heartbroken to confirm that the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has allowed the Trump Administration to proceed with implementing the "public charge" regulations to bar low income immigrants from getting legal status in the United States.

AG HEALEY SUES TO STOP TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM TAKING FOOD ASSISTANCE AWAY FROM RESIDENTS IN NEED

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 5:31pm -- FoodSNAP
Just want you to know that Massachusetts has joined a multi-state lawsuit against the Trump Admin SNAP regs.  If you want to see statements included in the litigation by DTA and MLRI, see pgs 29 and 82 of the Complaint, also referenced in Plaintiffs Motion for Preliminary Injunction.  See also 

Update on SNAP ABAWD eligibility 2020 – two steps forwards and backwards

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 12:11pm -- FoodSNAP

There’s  been a lot of media since the early December  release of federal SNAP rules that impact individuals age 18 to 50 who are “able bodied without dependents” or “ABAWDs.”  What’s happening is very confusing, much like learning a new dance step where you move forwards, backwards and then spin around. Here’s what we can share.

STATUS of SNAP and THREE MONTH TIME LIMIT for ABAWDs:

Warm welcome to DTA Commissioner Kershaw:, Treatment of US Census income; Min wage impact on SNAP; EITC outreach, upcoming events

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 9:36am -- FoodSNAP
Today is the 6th Day of 2020 - Happy New Decade!  Hope you are all rested up from the holidays for the battles that lie ahead in SNAPland!  And remember to use the hashtag, #HandsOffSNAP  
 
We are writing with a couple of important updates and announcements.

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