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Blog Archive for November 2019

We write to share additional resources in advance of the 12/2 SNAP comment deadline, flag upcoming meetings and trainings, and give YOU our deep thanks.


Entire MA Congressional Delegation tells USDA that proposed SNAP/utility regulations should be withdrawn!

We are following up to our email, below, that included a template for commenting against the proposed cuts to SNAP with some recent media. 
This email includes a quick update on the Senior Assistance Office for today, along with resources on SNAP and medical expenses and the public charge issue. 
DTA's Senior Assistance Office not available today (11/14/19) from Noon to close- voicemail available
Materials and MA template for commenting against proposed rule cutting SNAP for 200,000 in MA- Deadline 12/2!
We are following up on a major threat to SNAP for Massachusetts households. Just as the holiday season is approaching and heating costs are going up, the Trump Administration is proposing a $50/month SNAP cut to older adults, persons with disabilities, and working families. 
Attached are updated ConnectorCare materials for OE 2020 (Nov 1, 2019 to Jan 23, 2020) for coverage in 2020. 

Thanks to all of you who tuned into yesterday’s Webinar on Boosting SNAP through Claiming Medical Expenses, and special thanks to our presenters Christa Mayfield of Greater Boston Food Bank, Stephanie Overka of The Open Door and Rachel Kinney of Jewish Family and Children’s Services.  If you would like a link to the audio and powerpoint, let us know!

Veterans Benefits and SNAP: