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MA Delegation Opposes USDA Proposed SNAP Cuts; 12/2 Deadline for Public Comments looming; Upcoming Benefits Trainings & Meetings

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 11:41am -- FoodSNAP

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Entire MA Congressional Delegation tells USDA that proposed SNAP/utility regulations should be withdrawn!

SAO not available this afternoon! + webinar recordings on medical expenses & public charge

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 10:11am -- FoodSNAP
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
 

Action alert: Tues 11/12 webinar to protect SNAP for 200,000 MA households

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:11pm -- FoodSNAP
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. 
 

Veterans Benefits & SNAP; Trump Admin SNAP/Utilities Rule Strategy Call 11/12; Impo SNAP Policy Updates

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 12:01pm -- FoodSNAP

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:

Oct 17th storm follow up: Are the families you work with getting SNAP replacement benefits?

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 2:26pm -- FoodSNAP
We have just heard from The Open Door in Gloucester that a number of their clients who have filed for SNAP replacement benefits have been asked by SNAP workers for proof of the power outage. The Open Door has submitted nearly 50 replacement requests to date, and about 10% of the clients have been hassled for proof. 
 

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