When a household claims expenses that are in excess of its income, the
Department considers it a Suspected Living Above Means (SLAM) case. In
this circumstance, staff must explore with the household how it is managing its
finances by comparing the information the client provides with…
Under the Continuing Resolution Bill, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
allowed DTA to streamline the recertification process and waive the
recertification interview by applying the Interim Report (IR) rules to most
SNAP recertifications. Additionally, a relatively small number of…
The attached PDF is DTA's Online Guide Transmittal 2024-9 that explains the new state-funded SNAP benefits for immigrant households who are "Permanently Residing Under the Color of Law " (PRUCOL) and Humanitarian Parolees.
According to DTA, active SNAP households with members newly eligible…
As part of the TAFDC Pathways to Work program redesign, the Department
has made several changes to how economic assistance and engagement staff
support clients in connecting to and participating in activities and meeting
the work and school rules. This work also affects how these rules…
Each year, updates to the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) are published in
the Federal Register by the Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS). Once the FPGs are published, BEACON is programmed to use new
eligibility standards when calculating income eligibility for TAFDC parents
The Department previously used Mango Reports to retrieve 40 Quarter
Reports from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Mango Reports were
made available as a part of Actuate Reporting.
In June 2022, the Department’s Actuate Reporting system was replaced by
the Reports Analysis &…
Every year in January, the Social Security Administration (SSA) implements a
Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for Retirement, Survivors, and Disability
Insurance (RSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients. This
COLA can affect TAFDC, EAEDC, and SNAP benefits. COLA calculations
Scheduled for 2024, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will
launch The Support to Low-Income Mothers of Preterm Infants Pilot, a new
universal basic income pilot. This pilot is designed to support low-income
birth parents of preterm infants.
The participants in this study will…
The Department will be sending out a mailing, along with texts, and emails to
clients to inform them of tax credits and child care assistance. The mailing,
texts, and emails are scheduled to begin January 30, 2024.
The mailing, texts, and emails will be sent to all active TAFDC, SNAP,…
Effective immediately, the new federal mileage rate of 67 cents must be used
when calculating allowable transportation costs to be applied as a medical
expense deduction or a dependent care expense deduction.
The new mileage rate represents an increase when compared to last year’s rate.
Effective immediately, training stipends are considered noncountable income
for the TAFDC, EAEDC, and SNAP programs. This change is being made to
support economic mobility for individuals by allowing them to maintain
access to benefits while participating in training programs that…