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2017 Food Stamp/ SNAP Advocacy Guide

An Advocate's Guide to the Food Stamp/ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Massachusetts

By Patricia Baker and Victoria Negus, February 2017 Edition

An indispensable handbook for all who need to know about the Food Stamp/SNAP program in Massachusetts. The 2017 Food Stamp/SNAP Advocacy Guide provides practical information about how and where to apply, who is eligible, and how to appeal a denial or termination.

This 2017 Food Stamp/SNAP Guide has been updated to reflect significant changes in SNAP policy since January 2016. Organized for quick reference, the Guide takes advocates step-by-step through the financial eligibility rules, household composition rules, immigrant eligibility, and more. It also provides legal and technical information about the program, including detailed references to DTA state regulations and DTA procedural materials (Field Ops Memos, Hotline Q&As, DTA's new Online Guide, and federal USDA guidance).  Guide includes a SNAP calculation worksheet and sample advocacy forms.

A bound copy of this Guide is available for purchase from MCLE ($9.95). You can also download the guide in PDF format for free (see the download link).

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