MLRI Budget Analysis; Mass League of Community Health Centers; and other updates
MLRI Revised H2 Budget Analysis
Earlier this month, Governor Baker released a revised House 2 budget proposal for fiscal year 2021. Click here to read MLRI’s preliminary analysis of the parts of this revised budget affecting low-income residents. An analysis of MassHealth and related health issues can be found on pages 13-15.
The IRS has extended its deadline for people who did not file a 2019 tax return, and who did not automatically receive their Economic Impact Payment (the up to $1,200/individual plus $500/qualifying child stimulus payment authorized by the CARES act), to use the IRS non-filer tool to register to receive their payment this year. The new deadline is 3pm ET on November 21, 2020.
Anybody who does not register to receive their Economic Impact Payment by the deadline can still claim it in 2021 by filing a 2020 federal income tax return and claiming their Economic Impact Payment as a credit.
Deadline to Respond to DPH Community Impact Survey:
The Department of Public Health has extended the deadline to respond to its Community Impact Survey to the end of this week, Friday October 30. DPH is asking organizations to help distribute the survey, particularly to communities whose voices tend to go unheard. DPH has put together a list of resources in multiple languages to help organizations distribute the survey.