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Blog Archive for March 2021

We are writing with important updates on “public charge,” a training tomorrow and efforts to repeal the SNAP 3-month time limit/work rules.

Public Charge updates, client materials and Virtual Q&A tomorrow  

 

Today, March 31 at 2 pm Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) Webinar on Improving Access to COVID Vaccines for Immigrants

We have a few very positive updates below! The next SNAP Coalition meeting will be the second Tuesday of April- April 13, from 10-11:30. We will be focusing on public charge/ immigrant eligibility and elements of the American Rescue Plan - including Economic Impact Payments and more. 
 
EBT card + DTA Connect updates - application question & EBT card replacement/tracking 
 
DTA shared at SNAP Coalition on Tuesday some very exciting updates:
 

It was 11 years ago in March that the ACA was enacted, and one year ago that the Governor declared a state public health emergency, so it feels particularly appropriate to be relaying today's update with good news about reducing barriers to enrollment for immigrants, plans to expand MassHealth eligibility and services to address health disparities, and the sweeping expansion of affordable coverage available through the Health Connector under the American Rescue Plan Act.

Reminder, we have our regular 4th Tuesday SNAP Coalition meeting tomorrow, March 23rd, from 10 to 11:30 AM.  

The Agenda will include updates on P-EBT for 0-5 year olds, the 15% boost in P-EBT for kids in eligible hybrid or remote learning models, brief updates on federal and state anti-hunger legislation and more!  Here is the Zoom Link: 

Updated SNAP Gap Map by Zip and by Every Senate and House District!

Greetings SNAP Coalition members.  

Lots of info below as we head into the weekend. We are all reflecting this week on the challenges and losses of the past 12 months. It has been a year of extreme difficulties, sadness, frustration, and economic strife for so many. We are deeply appreciative of your work and we have hope for the year ahead - We are especially hopeful today because the American Rescue Plan was JUST signed by President Biden!!!
 
We have very positive news to share this morning!! Please also see information below about an upcoming training on immigrants and benefits - this is a very important time to make sure all eligible households get the benefits they are eligible for! 
 
The Trump-era Public Charge Regulations are NO LONGER in Effect!!!