A very busy January indeed! Lot’s going on.
The latest information on SNAP/ Food Stamp advocacy in Massachusetts.
There’s been a lot of media since the early December release of federal SNAP rules that impact individuals age 18 to 50 who are “able bodied without dependents” or “ABAWDs.” What’s happening is very confusing, much like learning a new dance step where you move forwards, backwards and then spin around. Here’s what we can share.
STATUS of SNAP and THREE MONTH TIME LIMIT for ABAWDs:
With so much going on at the federal level in SNAPland, it is hard to keep up. As our colleague Ellen Vollinger of FRAC often says: It’s more than a sprint, it’s a Marathon – but hang in there!
Status of SNAP proposed rules:
ABAWD 3-month time limit - important update:
We have received a LOT of calls from low income households and community orgs about the Trump Administration final SNAP rules impacting “able-bodied adults without dependents” or ABAWDs, including from low-income persons worried about losing their SNAP benefits.
First, please assure the low income households you work with: