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Blog Archive for May 2020

Thanks to those who were able to join our call today! The slides from the call are attached.
Hi Folks,
You should have just received an invitation to a Zoom meeting for the Health Care Working Group this Thursday at 3 pm.

This is a reminder of our weekly SNAP Coalition ZOOM call tomorrow, May 12th from 10 to 11:30 AM.  Zoom call info below. 

1. The SNAP Coalition AGENDA will include:

We hope you have some time this weekend to rest and rejuvenate - thank you for all you are doing! Our Coalition zoom call will be on Tuesday from 10-11:30. Agenda to come. 
A number of updates below! Thanks to the 170 of you who tuned in to the meeting on Tuesday - looking forward to another robust conversation next Tuesday. Thank you for your engagement, for raising important issues, and for getting info out to your communities! These eblasts can be shared widely, feel free to forward. 
DTA texts & emails to applicants

TO:  SNAP Coalition Members
FR:  Pat Baker and Vicky Negus

As we start Week 8 of the MA pandemic-triggered shutdown (yes, week 8), we hope these resources help you to keep serving your constituencies during these difficult times.  A deep bow to all the front line anti-hunger and advocacy staff at food pantries, SNAP outreach locations, legal services advocates and DTA workers, as well as the heroic staff at schools, health care facilities and the many emergency response teams.

May 1, 2020 Health Update

It’s the end of another week of the pandemic with many new polices being put in place to address many new challenges. This is a summary of three sets of new MassHealth policy changes that will make it easier for applicants to qualify for coverage and enhance services for people receiving services in the home and community-based waiver programs during the emergency period:

·         New path to MassHealth eligibility for elderly & disabled people subject to a deductible