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FPL & more shut down info

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:01pm -- Health-Law-Anno...
The 2019 Federal Poverty Levels have been released by HHS but publication in the federal register has apparently been delayed by the shut down. For comparison, 100% FPL for one person will go from $12,140 to $12,490 when the new income levels take effect.
 
MassHealth will implement the 2019 poverty levels March 1 & MLRI will update our Table of MassHealth Upper Income Limits at that time too.

SNAP & Shutdown UPDATE: Feb SNAP issued Jan 17-20th + flier for distribution

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 3:56pm -- Health-Law-Anno...
Federal HHS is funded through Sept 2019 which means health advocates have not had to worry about the effect of the federal government partial shut-down on MassHealth and most other health programs. But your patients and members may be seeing the effects of the shut down on other federal benefits --such as early issuance of their February SNAP benefits.

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