Submitted by FoodSNAP on 08/10/2020 - 12:31pm.
Important action alert and information below! Our next SNAP Coalition Zoom will be next Tuesday, 8/18.
National SNAP Day of Action TODAY - Make some noise!
Today (Monday 8/10) join national groups and organizations across the country in a day of action to tell Congress not to go home until a relief package is passed that boosts SNAP. See below eblast from FRAC for action steps.
Also, in response to the President signing executive orders over the weekend - please see this informative blog post from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explaining why the orders "fall dramatically short of responding effectively to the enormous need across the country due to COVID-19 and the deep recession."
DTA update: No interview needed for certain applications or Recertifications
DTA is currently waiving (not requiring) interviews for SNAP applications and Recertifications when they have all the information they need to process the case. For more information - including a flow chart from MLRI on how this works for applications - see the google doc.
Note for Recertifications: The Recertification form does not list income that DTA is counting for the household. If the interview is waived, some households may be confused and not know to update DTA on their income. Please tell households you are working with on a Recertification to tell DTA if their income has changed.
MLRI & GBLS training - focus on individuals facing homelessness