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Blog Archive for January 2018

MLRI Webinar on SNAP and Low Income College Students
Date: February 7, 2018 from 11 to 12 PM. 

MLRI's 2018 SNAP Advocacy Guide - Hot off the press!

MLRI's Preliminary Analysis of the the proposed budget released yesterday is posted here: 
Here's a link to MLRI's Preliminary Analysis of the Governor's proposed FY19 state budget released yesterday: 

MLRI Infographic on SNAP and Older Adults:

Attached​ is a two page info-graphic with key facts about SNAP, food security and low income older adults in Massachusetts. Big thanks to MLRI's AmeriCorps Wesley Chrabasz for his work on this infographic.  Please let Wes know if you have older adults who have been denied or terminated from SNAP or you need help figuring out the correct benefit amounts. ​Contact:​ or 617/357-0700 x 323

Tomorrow Jan 23 is the last day of open enrollment for coverage through the Connector. That means the last day to apply for coverage and for those eligible for a ConnectorCare plan or Health Connector Plan, to select a plan and pay any premium due in order to be enrolled by Feb 1. It is also the last day for those enrolled in a plan to change plans effective Feb 1. For more information:

The following information is from our health law colleagues: 

Here's the AGENDA for the Jan 23rd Boston SNAP Coalition Meeting:
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Federal Poverty Level increase

The US Department of Health and Human Services has just announced the 2018 increase (2.1%) in the federal poverty level (FPL) in the Federal Register, official tomorrow 1/18/18.