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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

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All day
SNAP/Food Stamps Advocacy 101
02/03/2021 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

The federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called Food Stamps) remains the first line of defense against hunger for thousands of Massachusetts residents. Families and individuals often struggle with getting their SNAP applications and recertifications approved. Collecting all the required proofs, and having the required phone interview, can be overwhelming for an unrepresented household. Some of the most challenging cases involve the rules for immigrant-headed households as well as the rules impacting certain childless individuals.

9:30am to 12:30pm
Utilities - Advocacy for Low-Income Households
02/03/2021 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

This training covers the broad range of topics that arise when low-income households are trying to initiate or protect their utility service, as well as pay their non-utility energy bills (oil, and propane).

Topics will include: how to start service and protect service from termination, how to restore terminated service, how to get on the low-income discount rate, payment plans, and arrearage management programs, funding sources that help pay utility bills, helping victims of domestic violence and violent crimes. and advocating for clients at the Department of Public Utilities.

1:00pm to 4:00pm
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