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FoodSNAP's Blog Archive for January 2022

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

We are writing to alert you to two important briefings this week involving the federal “public charge” rule, as well as urge your support in getting more MA Members of Congress to co-sponsor the LIFT the Bar Act. 

Public charge briefings Feb 2nd and Feb 3rd:  

Before the long weekend, we are excited to share some important updates and resource from USDA and USCIS that may be helpful in your SNAP and cash advocacy for the immigrant communities you serve.

USDA and USCIS issue joint letter to state on SNAP and public charge 

Greetings all.  We hope you are continuing to stay healthy and safe as Omicrom rips through the Commonwealth’s schools, work places, hospitals and more.  Hang in there!

FRAC Webinar tomorrow, January 11th at 4 PM EST re SNAP’s Shelter Cap

DTA shipped out this email this AM re all DTA offices being closed. Note that some offices were independently closed this week due to Covid infections among staff and we do not know what that looks like. For households in need of emergency EBT cards, the DTA Assistance Line and/or Ombuds may be able to arrange overnight mail. Call the Ombuds in that case.

Happy New Year!  We hope you are continuing to stay healthy and safe, and especially now with the pandemic continuing to ramp up.  But we have some great action steps while you hunker down.