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AG HEALEY SUES TO STOP TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM TAKING FOOD ASSISTANCE AWAY FROM RESIDENTS IN NEED

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 5:31pm -- FoodSNAP
Just want you to know that Massachusetts has joined a multi-state lawsuit against the Trump Admin SNAP regs.  If you want to see statements included in the litigation by DTA and MLRI, see pgs 29 and 82 of the Complaint, also referenced in Plaintiffs Motion for Preliminary Injunction.  See also 

Update on SNAP ABAWD eligibility 2020 – two steps forwards and backwards

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 12:11pm -- FoodSNAP

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:

Warm welcome to DTA Commissioner Kershaw:, Treatment of US Census income; Min wage impact on SNAP; EITC outreach, upcoming events

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 9:36am -- FoodSNAP
Today is the 6th Day of 2020 - Happy New Decade!  Hope you are all rested up from the holidays for the battles that lie ahead in SNAPland!  And remember to use the hashtag, #HandsOffSNAP  
 
We are writing with a couple of important updates and announcements.

Today's Boston Globe Editorial on SNAP cuts; Chart on the SNAP proposals; Lift the Kids pro/con - Please VOTE!

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 9:46am -- FoodSNAP

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 SNAP Time Limit Update; Upcoming Hunger Free Campus Briefing; Boston SNAP Coalition Meetings for 2020

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 4:56pm -- FoodSNAP

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:

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