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SNAP's Essential Food Assistance to Persons with Disabilities - your social media help needed !

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:46am -- FoodSNAP

Over 55% of the Massachusetts SNAP caseload includes seniors and persons with severe disabilities. DTA's May 2017 Performance Scorecard confirms:

  • 752 Massachusetts residents (individuals) currently receive SNAP.

  • 270K are persons with disabilities under age 60 - which means they receive SSI, Social Security or MassHealth as severely disabled.

State FY18 Budget Alert: Contact your Legislator to Close the SNAP Gap!

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 1:15pm -- FoodSNAP

Greetings SNAP Gap Common App Coalition & Supporters,

It's time for the last big push to get language included in the final FY18 Budget to close the SNAP Gap! Given the current fiscal situation, the likelihood of getting funds in the budget are slim, however, there is immense support in both the House and the Senate for addressing this issue and getting families and individuals the nutrition assistance they need.

Client privacy/confidentiality: Recommendations for food pantries/community feeding programs serving immigrant clients

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 1:50pm -- FoodSNAP

Recent news reports have highlighted a growing fear among immigrants seeking necessary services, such as food assistance, health care, and police protection. Some of these fears are based on immigrants concerned their personal information will be shared with immigration officials.

CBO estimate on American Health Care Act is out

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 5:51pm -- Health-Law-Anno...

For you health wonks out there, the CBO estimate on the version of the American Health Care Act that passed the House early this month is now out.

https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52752

23 million more people projected to lose insurance than under current law compared to 24 million in the earlier version of the bill, and a new risk of destabilizing the nongroup insurance market in those states that waive key protections in existing law.

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