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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. 

SNAP replacement benefits; Agenda for 10/22 SNAP Coalition Meeting

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 2:51pm -- FoodSNAP

Greetings all and special hugs to those of you around the state still without power.  Let us know if there is anything we can do to lighten the load.  Below is information for your clients and the agenda for Tuesday’s SNAP Coalition meeting (yes, 10/22 is the 4th Tuesday of the month!)


SNAP replacement benefits for households that lost power

What to tell immigrant families re. public charge, medical expenses webinar, DTA Connect

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 4:01pm -- FoodSNAP
A number of updates and alerts are included in this email. As always, let us know if you have questions. 
1. Public Charge: Updated messaging and information for immigrant families
As shared on Friday, the revised public charge rule was blocked by the courts on Friday. This is great news! However, we know many immigrant families continue to be concerned about accessing SNAP and other benefits. 


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