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Blog Archive for April 2020

P-EBT round 1 issued today, SNAP video & other important updates

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 5:36pm -- FoodSNAP

The first round of the pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) benefits to Massachusetts households were issued TODAY - for certain households with active DTA benefits (see below). Also, active SNAP households will also get their April emergency SNAP supplement, likely around May 2nd. 

We will have lots of updates on our next SNAP Coalition Zoom call on Tuesday May 5th from 10-11:30. (Zoom info to come)  

UI reporting rules, $0 SNAP households, WIC & schools closed rest of year

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 7:50am -- FoodSNAP
Thanks to the more than 135 of you who called in to this morning's Zoom. We will do another weekly call next Tuesday, 4/28, from 10-11:30. Below are updates and information to follow up to today's call. 
MLRI information: Reporting rules for workers on SNAP who start to get Unemployment Insurance (UI)
Many have asked us about when workers need to report receipt of UI to DTA.

expanded UI benefits, Social Security action, SNAP National Day of Action, etc.

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 12:01pm -- FoodSNAP
This is a long update - but chock full of important information. 
Updates below on expanded UI for self employed/gig workers, important 4/22 deadline for Social Security recipients with kids, tomorrow's SNAP National Day of Action, and a 4/23 housing zoom Q&A.  

Special Alert from IRS for non-filers with dependents to act by April 22

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 10:40pm -- Health-Law-Anno...

The IRS issued an alert today that it will be automatically sending $1200 recovery rebates soon to eligible Social Security beneficiaries who do not have to file taxes BUT that if those beneficiaries are entitled to the added $500 payment for a qualifying child, they must supply information in the  


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