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Blog Archive for January 2019

It's time to CLOSE the SNAP Gap! Please call your MA Reps and Senators TODAY/Tomorrow to co-sponsor !

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 9:41am -- FoodSNAP
As you know, the shutdown is temporarily suspended - which is temporary good news til we see what happens Feb 15th. Even with the advanced SNAP benefits, the shutdown has wreaked havoc on the lives of low-income SNAP recipients.

SNAP Gap, HIP and School Nutrition Legislation Needing Co-Sponsors – Deadline Feb 1st

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 3:46pm -- FoodSNAP

Below is a list of five (5) nutrition-focused bills for which we urge your support.  Each bill includes the House Docket (HD) and Senate Docket (SD) numbers for reference.  Eventually these will get official “bill numbers” by the House and Senate Clerks.  The deadline for co-sponsorship is Friday, February 1st

ACTION STEPS: Please contact your State Reps and Senators this week and early next to ask them to co-sponsor these bills for the 2019/2020 Legislation Session.  Below is a brief description with more fact sheets to follow.

Boston SNAP Coalition AGENDA for Tues 1/22: Action Alert on Shutdown and More Advocacy Resources

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:41pm -- FoodSNAP

This is a reminder of the SNAP Coalition Meeting in Boston on Tuesday, Jan 22nd from 10-Noon at St Francis House, 6th Floor.  Below are updates on the federal shutdown and Action Steps.   We are also including some updated resources for your SNAP and TAFDC advocacy and info on an upcoming Tenants Rights event.

Jan 22 Coalition AGENDA:

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.


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