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Blog Archive for July 2020

Health Connector reissuing RFIs; Testing Updates

"Public Charge" Rules HALTED by Federal Court; Keep Contacting Congress to #BoostSNAPNow

July is quickly coming to an end. We have important news and action steps, and our next SNAP Coalition meeting is August 4th. 
 

Calls to CONGRESS needed TODAY to #BoostSNAPnow in #COVID19 bill; Reminder re SNAP & households losing Unemployment

We need your help TODAY.  The U.S. Senate released a COVID-19 package totally unacceptable to address the needs of states and localities, including NO funding to boost SNAP.

Call MA Delegation today:  See FRAC alert BELOW. Please call, tweet and email your member of Congress today to #BoostSNAPnow. Please also send a LTE to your local media outlet and get vocal on social media!

This Massachusetts data reinforces how dire the need is to #BoostSNAPnow:

SNAP & FPUC, P-EBT, food pantries & IDs, virtual Lift Our Kids lobby day

Updates and action steps below! We hope you have a very good weekend. The next SNAP Coalition meeting will be Tuesday, 8/4. 
 
SNAP and interruption to FPUC - what to tell households
 
Tomorrow, Saturday 7/25, is the last date - for now, at least - that unemployment benefit recipients will get the $600 boost to their weekly unemployment (either regular UI or PUA). This weekly boost is called FPUC. 
 
What to know about the future of FPUC:

Updates from MassHealth

 

HCWG materials & Renewals for 65+

HCWG Meeting Materials
I've attached the powerpoint and other documents from our Health Care Working Group meeting earlier this week. 
 

New MLS Library Items Posted

We just wanted to let you know about some items we recently posted to MassLegalServices. 
 

Health Connector COVID SEP Ending 7/23; Meeting Reminder

The Health Connector is not extending its COVID-19 special enrollment period (SEP). This special enrollment period will end tomorrow, July 23. 
 
That means today and tomorrow is the last chance for many people to apply for coverage through the Health Connector until the next open enrollment period. 
 

TODAY: Join Anti-Hunger Rolling Rally to Urge SNAP Boost!

Reminding everyone to CALL Senators Warren and Markey today, thank them for their steadfast support of SNAP, and encourage them to push the Senate to act quickly to pass a relief package that boosts SNAP. Hearing from constituents matters so they can use our voices to reinforce their work to #BoostSNAPnow!

Rolling Rally reminder; Updated food insecurity data; Un-activated P-EBT cards; Pandemic Unemployment Update

We are writing with a variety of updates and key information and remind you about Tuesday's SNAP Coalition Zoom meeting. We also want to remind you that this Monday, July 20th is the National "Rolling Rally" to urge the Senate to #BoostSNAPNow in the next COVID-19 package.