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FoodSNAP's Blog Archive for April 2020

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

P-EBT round 1 issued today, SNAP video & other important updates

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 5:36pm -- FoodSNAP

The first round of the pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) benefits to Massachusetts households were issued TODAY - for certain households with active DTA benefits (see below). Also, active SNAP households will also get their April emergency SNAP supplement, likely around May 2nd. 

We will have lots of updates on our next SNAP Coalition Zoom call on Tuesday May 5th from 10-11:30. (Zoom info to come)  

UI reporting rules, $0 SNAP households, WIC & schools closed rest of year

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 7:50am -- FoodSNAP
Thanks to the more than 135 of you who called in to this morning's Zoom. We will do another weekly call next Tuesday, 4/28, from 10-11:30. Below are updates and information to follow up to today's call. 
 
MLRI information: Reporting rules for workers on SNAP who start to get Unemployment Insurance (UI)
 
Many have asked us about when workers need to report receipt of UI to DTA.
 

MA Plan approved for P- EBT; Status of EBT Online Purchasing Pilot; SNAP Zoom Call tomorrow

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 5:36pm -- FoodSNAP

This is a reminder of tomorrow's SNAP Coalition Zoom meeting, April 21st from 10 – 11:30 AM.  DTA will be joining this call. We expect a packed agenda given recent developments, so please tune in at 10 AM.  See zoom call info below.  Please also note, the Fallon Foundation has emergency grants to help organizations address immediate needs for food/social isolation.

Pandemic EBT State Plan approved by USDA:

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