Earlier this week, MLRI volunteers hand-delivered the attached letter to all 160 House Members, along a chart that had district specific information on the SNAP/MassHealth Gap in their cities and towns. You can find the specific zip code information by looking up the Senate district information here: http://www.masslegalservices.org/content/its-time-close-massachusetts-sn...
During the next couple of weeks, House Members will be meeting with House Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey and House Leadership to share their top FY2017 Budget priorities. The House and Senate are also holding a series of budget hearings throughout the state. Once the House finalizes its FY2017 budget, the Senate will take up the process.
Please urge your members to include in their written request to House leadership the following recommendation for FY2017 House Ways and Means Budget:
- Include funding for EOHHS and DTA to implement systems changes that move MA toward an integrated eligibility system.
- Include Outside Section language directing EOHHS to create a common application portal, allowing MassHealth applicants and recipients to apply at the same time for SNAP and other key benefits.
The attached letter includes the specific details and information on how Massachusetts can maximize federal reimbursement on funds spent for integrated eligibility systems changes.
It's time for Massachusetts to #Close the SNAP Gap!!
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