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Blog Archive for January 2019

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.

Will the MA Minimum Wage to $12 Create a "Cliff Effect" for Working Families? NO!

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 12:05pm -- FoodSNAP

The Massachusetts minimum wage increased to $12 effective January 2nd - TODAY!  Our friends at MassBudget have created a fantastic info graphic highlighting how 662K MA workers will benefit from the min wage increase to $12 in January 2019. TY to MassBudget! Please click on links in eblast below.


Benefits Cliff with Min wage? 

A number of folks have reached out to MLRI asking if an increase in household wages will trigger loss of SNAP benefits and/or free school meal status. NO! Here's what you need to know: 



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