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The latest health law updates for advocates and social service providers in Massachusetts.

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  

MassHealth Update related to COVID-19

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 10:00am -- Health-Law-Anno...
In the event that this clarifies any questions you've had about MassHealth's freeze on terminations, we wanted to pass along this helpful messaging from the MA Health Care Training Forum. This includes information for people who have received termination notices or Requests for Information, or have lost their MassHealth benefits since March 18. 
 
 

Non-health resources for health advocates: Food & Money

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 9:31am -- Health-Law-Anno...
Bear with us, a lot is happening fast as you all know. We'll be sending a later announcement with health updates today. But our clients and patients aren't just worried about access to health care, they are also worried about paying their bills & putting food on the table.
 
These are some resources from our colleagues  about SNAP benefits available now & what we know about promised extra unemployment benefits & what the IRS has put out so far about  "economic incentive payments."
 

Information about COVID-19 from MassHealth and the Health Connector

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 5:11pm -- Health-Law-Anno...
Latest update from MassHealth. Clarifies that testing & treatment of COVID-19 are covered under emergency Medicaid (MassHealth Limited). HSN will also cover when testing/treatment provided by hospitals or CHCs. And alerts assisters to USCIS announcement that COVID-19 testing & treatment will not be considered for public charge purposes.
 

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