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MLRI FAQs on basic SNAP, cash assistance and MassHealth benefits for Puerto Rico evacuees arriving in Massachusetts

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 2:36pm -- FoodSNAP

 Fliers in English and Spanish for individuals and families from Puerto Rico who need very basic safety-net benefits while getting their bearings in Massachusetts can be viewed here: https://www.masslegalservices.org/content/faqs-basic-%E2%80%8Bbenefits-and-legal-rights-puerto-rico-evacuees-massachusetts. The FAQs cover basic individual and family eligibility for:

Major DTA verifications changes!! Please flag issues!

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 5:05pm -- FoodSNAP

Exciting news!! 

As of TODAY (Monday, 12/18) DTA has made some massive changes to the way they ask for verifications (proofs). Requests for proofs- verifications - are one of the biggest access barriers for our clients who are applying for or trying to keep SNAP or cash benefits. We think the set of changes that DTA has made have the potential to positively impact every client who comes in contact with DTA. Attached is a brief overview of some of the changes. 
 

LEGISLATION ACTION ALERT on Tax Reform - Call Springfield Congressman Neal, contact family and friends!

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:01am -- FoodSNAP

It ain't over yet!  Thanks to the quick action of the Greater Boston Food Bank, we have some important action steps for you:

THREE things you can do this week:

1) Call or email to Congressman Richard Neal to bolster him to fight like heck over the GOP tax reform bill. Congressman Neal is on the Conference Committee, tasked to reconcile differences.

2) Reach out to family and friends in other states to urge them to weigh in with their Members of Congress.  AND

Upcoming SNAP Info Sessions on ABAWDs, Basic Benefits training on TAFDC/Cash Assistance, Project Bread job announcement

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:11am -- FoodSNAP

Greetings SNAP Coalition Members:

Dust off that December calendar and holiday shopping agenda and join us for some important SNAP info sessions, basic benefits trainings and a job announcement:

SNAP in the news over Thanksgiving week break - MA SNAP outreach for seniors, HIP successes, FRAC video and more

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:55am -- FoodSNAP

Just want to flag for you some powerful news stories from the Springfield Union, Worcester Telegram, FRAC and a college student blog. Please amplify through twitter, Facebook etc. 

The LAST Boston SNAP Coalition meeting is tomorrow, Nov 28th Tuesday, from 10 to Noon at St Francis House 39 Boylston Street, 6th floor).  Updates on what's happening nationally and in the state are on the agenda. See you there !

Upcoming SNAP Coalition Meeting Tues 11/28; CBS School Meals report, Fact Sheet re How the GOP tax bills hurt Massachusetts

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 9:50am -- FoodSNAP
Here's wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving and safe travels wherever you end up. 
 
Our next Boston SNAP Coalition meeting is Tuesday, November 28th, 10 - Noon at St Francis House in Boston.  
 
The AGENDA will include the following:
  • Federal update: tax reform proposal (see below) and potential impact on funding federal programs, Farm Bill update

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