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#HandsOffSNAP - Statement/video of Jim McGovern on SNAP Cuts & litigation; DTA suspends HIP purchases for Feb 23 to May 15th (fliers included)

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 9:46am -- FoodSNAP
First, we wanted to flag this eblast below from Congressman McGovern as well as the video link of his comment on the litigation. #HandsOffSNAP 
 
Second, we've made some data updates to our summary chart of the three Trump Admin SNAP cuts based on recent data from DTA on the impact of the ABAWD cuts and the data DTA included in their comments in opposition to the "broad-based categorical eligibility" (BBCE) and "standard utility allowance" (SUA) proposed rules. The impact is higher than we initially projected.  

Update on Supreme Court Ruling on Public Charge Rules, PIF Webinar on Thursday and Updated Flier

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 4:56pm -- FoodSNAP
We are heartbroken to confirm that the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has allowed the Trump Administration to proceed with implementing the "public charge" regulations to bar low income immigrants from getting legal status in the United States.

Governor's Budget

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:26am -- Health-Law-Anno...
On Wednesday the Governor filed his budget proposal for state fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2020 -June 30, 2021). MLRI's Preliminary Analysis of Selected Cash and Nutrition Assistance, Child Welfare, Health Care, Homelessness Services, Housing and Legal Services Items is posted here.

AG HEALEY SUES TO STOP TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM TAKING FOOD ASSISTANCE AWAY FROM RESIDENTS IN NEED

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 5:31pm -- FoodSNAP
Just want you to know that Massachusetts has joined a multi-state lawsuit against the Trump Admin SNAP regs.  If you want to see statements included in the litigation by DTA and MLRI, see pgs 29 and 82 of the Complaint, also referenced in Plaintiffs Motion for Preliminary Injunction.  See also 

Update on SNAP ABAWD eligibility 2020 – two steps forwards and backwards

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 12:11pm -- FoodSNAP

There’s  been a lot of media since the early December  release of federal SNAP rules that impact individuals age 18 to 50 who are “able bodied without dependents” or “ABAWDs.”  What’s happening is very confusing, much like learning a new dance step where you move forwards, backwards and then spin around. Here’s what we can share.

STATUS of SNAP and THREE MONTH TIME LIMIT for ABAWDs:

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