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Blog Archive for March 2016

Three Month Time Limit Hits early April for 9,500 ABAWDs or more - Please look out for clients with closed SNAP cases!

How to protect SNAP Benefits for ABAWDs working less than 80 hours a month

Please join us in Boston on April 7 for another info-packed day of training on eligibility for health coverage for people under age 65 (the elder law training is coming up on April 21).

The flyer is attached. You can register on line in advance or at the door on the day of the training.


Hope to see you there!

Please let us know if you know of TAFDC cases that closed because of DTA's cash reevaluation process.

Comments Needed on USDA "New Hire" SNAP Regulations - Deadline is March 28th

SNAP Coalition meeting tomorrow - March 22nd

This is a brief reminder that the Boston SNAP Coalition meeting is ON for tomorrow, Tuesday, March 22nd from 10 to Noon at St Francis House.(6th Floor). Yes, we are hardy New Englanders and one small snow storm does not delay our important work !  As a reminder, the AGENDA will include:

March 22nd:  Boston SNAP Coalition Meeting and AGENDA

The monthly Boston Coalition meeting will be this Tuesday, from 10 to Noon at St Francis House in Boston. The Coalition agenda will include:

ABAWD Time Limit Hitting in April for first wave of individuals!

Early next week, DTA will start sending out SNAP closing notices to individuals who have not claimed an exemption, have reached their 3 month time limit and do not have any activity that qualifies them for continued SNAP benefits. These are the individuals age 18 through 49 without disabilities, not living with children and for whom DTA does not have information about possible exemptions.

1. New Home Health Agency Prior Authorization requirements. MassHealth has issued a transmittal letter & a provider bulletin with the following changes taking effect March 1:

  • PA is now required for home nursing for more than 30 visits in 90 day period, & more than 240 units of home health aide services in 90 day period. 130 CMR 403.413