Free School Meal Direct Certification Problems:
School has started, and so have the problems ! MLRI received calls from a grandparent and then an aunt with children NOT automatically "directly certified" for free school meals. Each child receives MassHealth, and one gets SSI and the other two get federal Adoption Assistance. Medicaid is provided along with these federal benefits. These children are entitled to free school meals and the income of their caregivers should not be counted!