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Blog Archive for May 2020

Register for trainings & alert to stimulus payment debit cards that look like a scam but are real

Hi Folks,
We're forwarding lots of good info fr SNAP coalition including 2 upcoming trainings: June 1 on DTA benefits & June 17 for the  rescheduled Basic Benefit Training on Immigrants & public benefits. 

EBT card updates, register for trainings, fuel assistance

Thanks to everyone who called in to yesterday's Coalition meeting after the long weekend! At this point, we will be moving to bi-weekly SNAP Coalition Zoom calls. The next SNAP Coalition Zoom will be on June 9 from 10-11:30. In between Coalition calls, we share critical updates we receive from DTA or national partners by email! Please don't hesitate to reach out between calls with questions or issues. 
EBT card issuance changes at DTA = faster service

Fwd: Food Assistance Resources for MassHealth Members and Understanding MassHealth's Cost Sharing Policy Updates

P-EBT, DTA & food insecurity data, MLRI/GBLS training, Memorial Day messaging


P-EBT update - notices/cards were mailed to kids who don't get DTA benefits 

SNAP Enrollment Update: Multiple Ways to Help Low Income MA Households Apply for SNAP

May 21 Health Update & Save the Date for HCWG May 27

May 21, 2020 MLRI’s MassHealth and Health Connector Update & Save the Date for May 27 at 3


1. The COVID-19 "Special Enrollment Period" for private insurance has been extended to June 23, 2020: The SEP was slated to end on May 25, but today the Health Connector released an Administrative Bulletin extending the deadline for another month.


Important DTA benefit resources + trainings!

SNAP Gap Victory in MA IT Bond Bill today! Update on EBT online purchasing pilot

We continue to be amazed by the huge amount of important work the SNAP Coalition members are doing throughout the state to support low income families access to food – schools, food pantries, food banks, community organizations, health care workers. THANK YOU!  

SNAP Gap Victory - in the House IT Bond Bill!

Coalition Zoom Tues, P-EBT fliers, CBPP video

We look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow on our weekly SNAP Coalition call. It is our 10th COVID-19 Coalition Zoom call - a strange anniversary, but a great opportunity for us all to connect, share updates, and tackle the weeks ahead. 
SNAP Coalition Zoom agenda - Tuesday, 5/19 from 10-11:30
The agenda (subject to change):

URGENT - Rep Livingstone's SNAP Gap Amendment today - 1:30 PM deadline to get your MA Rep on early; HEROES Act Resources

Movement in the SNAP Gap Campaign TODAY!

Sorry for this late notice.