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FoodSNAP's Blog Archive for March 2020

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

COVID-19 3/31: some SNAP supplements issued, stay tuned for more info

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 7:31pm -- FoodSNAP
Important updates below, stay tuned for more information on the supplemental payments and other information tomorrow. 
SNAP Supplements Issued This Afternoon to Some Households Not Receiving Max Grant 
Some households were issued their supplemental SNAP this afternoon. More details and info to come- stay tuned. We are hearing from many clients who have seen the SNAP on their cards so wanted to give Coalition members some simple advice for right now:

COVID-19 3/19: Federal legislation and DTA info

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 2:16pm -- FoodSNAP

Below is an update on the federal bill signed last night.  We do not have details yet on the Baker Administration’s plans for implementation but just want to give you the highlights.  We are also sharing some of the steps being taken by DTA and the Legislature.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act H.R. 6201 signed - important SNAP/federal nutrition elements!

COVID-19 3/17 PM- DTA processing cases starting 3/18, no in person service. + agenda for Wed AM Coalition call

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 7:31pm -- FoodSNAP
DTA open starting 3/18 - No in person services 
DTA has shared the below update with stakeholders. They are open and will be processing applications and cases under normal procedures/protocols - but there will be no in person services. We don't yet have confirmation of the best way for families should apply for cash assistance - please let us know if you work with families who have trouble applying for cash assistance (TAFDC or EAEDC). 


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