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MA Delegation Opposes USDA Proposed SNAP Cuts; 12/2 Deadline for Public Comments looming; Upcoming Benefits Trainings & Meetings

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 11:41am -- FoodSNAP

We write to share additional resources in advance of the 12/2 SNAP comment deadline, flag upcoming meetings and trainings, and give YOU our deep thanks.

 

Entire MA Congressional Delegation tells USDA that proposed SNAP/utility regulations should be withdrawn!

SAO not available this afternoon! + webinar recordings on medical expenses & public charge

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 10:11am -- FoodSNAP
This email includes a quick update on the Senior Assistance Office for today, along with resources on SNAP and medical expenses and the public charge issue. 
 
DTA's Senior Assistance Office not available today (11/14/19) from Noon to close- voicemail available
 

Veterans Benefits & SNAP; Trump Admin SNAP/Utilities Rule Strategy Call 11/12; Impo SNAP Policy Updates

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 12:01pm -- FoodSNAP

Thanks to all of you who tuned into yesterday’s Webinar on Boosting SNAP through Claiming Medical Expenses, and special thanks to our presenters Christa Mayfield of Greater Boston Food Bank, Stephanie Overka of The Open Door and Rachel Kinney of Jewish Family and Children’s Services.  If you would like a link to the audio and powerpoint, let us know!

Veterans Benefits and SNAP:

Oct 17th storm follow up: Are the families you work with getting SNAP replacement benefits?

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 2:26pm -- FoodSNAP
We have just heard from The Open Door in Gloucester that a number of their clients who have filed for SNAP replacement benefits have been asked by SNAP workers for proof of the power outage. The Open Door has submitted nearly 50 replacement requests to date, and about 10% of the clients have been hassled for proof. 
 

SNAP replacement benefits; Agenda for 10/22 SNAP Coalition Meeting

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 2:51pm -- FoodSNAP

Greetings all and special hugs to those of you around the state still without power.  Let us know if there is anything we can do to lighten the load.  Below is information for your clients and the agenda for Tuesday’s SNAP Coalition meeting (yes, 10/22 is the 4th Tuesday of the month!)

 

SNAP replacement benefits for households that lost power

What to tell immigrant families re. public charge, medical expenses webinar, DTA Connect

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 4:01pm -- FoodSNAP
A number of updates and alerts are included in this email. As always, let us know if you have questions. 
 
1. Public Charge: Updated messaging and information for immigrant families
 
As shared on Friday, the revised public charge rule was blocked by the courts on Friday. This is great news! However, we know many immigrant families continue to be concerned about accessing SNAP and other benefits. 
 

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