Food Stamps and Utility Expenses: Advocacy letters and CLE flier



Attached are two updated documents and a Client Legal Education flieron FS and Utility Expenses. MLRI has received reports of Food Stamp recipients being underpaid because DTA did not consider their heating/cooling expenses or receipt of fuel assistance when calculating their food stamp amount.  In order to get the case updated prospectively and request a restoration of lost benefits, advocates and/or FS recipients should write a letter to the Assistant Director of the DTA office.  The attached documents can serve as templates for advocates and pro-se Food Stamp recipients when they are requesting a restoration of lost benefits.  The files are labelled accordingly (for advocate or FS recipient).