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Blog Archive for June 2020

Elder Benefits BBT, MLRI hiring, and other updates

Please read below for a reminder about our upcoming Elder Benefits BBT, MLRI's open position for a Race Equity and Justice Attorney, the Health Connector's new SEP, and MassHealth's statement on the Trump Administration's discriminatory new interpretation of section 1557 of the ACA. 
Elder BBT

option to apply for DTA benefits by phone, imp. P-EBT & schools info

Important updates on filing DTA benefit applications by phone & P-EBT.

DTA updates, state supp action today, national week of action

DTA updates - interviews, June supp, P-EBT 

P-EBT card data by MA city and town; DTA now taking SNAP applications by phone!

Thanks to all who joined the SNAP Coalition call this AM.  And special thanks for the state updates from Brittany Mangini of DTA and the national updates from Ellen Vollinger of FRAC.  We have some important information to share both P-EBT cards and a new SNAP phone application process!  

P-EBT card PIN-ing data: 

ASAP Action Alerts!

A few time sensitive action alerts to follow up to this morning's SNAP Coalition meeting. Additional updates on the DTA front to come soon!
Action alert for TODAY from the Lift Our Kids campaign

Co-sponsors for MassHealth Estate Recovery COVID-19 Relief Bill by June 26

Estate recovery? MassHealth?  
If this issue is new to you, please read on. Then, please take action by  contacting your state legislators to support a temporary COVID-19 relief bill. More to come on permanent reforms. 

SNAP Coalition Agenda for Tues 6/23; Updates on SNAP renewals and June Supplement

Food Insecurity Data; $41M in Grants Now Available; Updates on P-EBT & Online EBT Purchasing; Upcoming Webinars and Events

First, THANK YOU ALL for adding your organizations to the national sign-on letter to the US Senate and White House, prioritizing SNAP and food security programs in the next COVID-19 federal package.  Stay tuned for a FRAC update on the release of the final letter and social media opportunities to amplify. 

Food Insecurity rising in MA and Baker Admin release of $41M funding for Food Security Infrastructure and HIP expansion:

Last chance on SNAP sign on letter: P-EBT updates; Economic impact payment outreach; More data on food insecurity

It’s almost the weekend! Here’s some timely information before you shut down your home computer screen. 

SNAP Support Letter to US Senate and White House: Deadline Extended to COB TODAY - Friday June 12th

June 17 Basic Benefit Training- Immigrants & Public Benefits