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Blog Archive for April 2021

SNAP Updates - Upcoming Trainings Next Week; Flier on SNAP and Gig Workers and SNAP; WIC updates

Thanks to all who attended yesterday’s Coalition meeting yesterday.  We have a couple of updates.  

Immigrants & Public Benefits Training May 6; Webinar on New Broadband benefit May 5 & Elder BBT May 12

There are three webinars coming up soon:  Next week on May 6 our rescheduled annual Immigrants and Public Benefits training, and on May 5 a forum on the soon to be available federal discount program for broadband services, and the following week on May 12 our annual Elder Benefits training. I hope you can join us for one or more of these.

SNAP Coalition mtg Tues 4/27, SNAP & unemployment, Rules Committee hearing etc

Lots of information to share! We will be covering these updates and more at our SNAP Coalition meeting tomorrow, 4/27 from 10-11:30. Agenda subject to change but we will be covering federal updates, state updates from DTA on PEBT, the Emergency Allotments, and more! 
USDA posts guidance for Summer P-EBT - more to come! 

MLRI Statement re Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin; FY22 Budget Amendments needing Coalition advocacy

First, we wanted to take a moment to share with you MLRI’s statement regarding yesterday’s guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. We join with our colleagues in expressing our grief, relief and commitment to our work to combat racism and injustice in MA and the nation.   View the statement below.

Sign-on Letter for 1115 Amendment Comments; MLRI's FY22 Budget Analysis

1115 Amendment Comments- Sign-on Letter

MLRI analysis of FY22 Proposed Ways and Mean Budget and key amendments we need your help on

SNAP Awareness Week, P-EBT updates, Child care lawsuit


Thanks again for a terrific Coalition meeting and thanks to the Department of Public Health for their WIC presentation.  Our next Coalition meeting will be Tuesday 4/27 from 10-11:30 AM. Here are some follow up items.

Basic Benefits Trainings on Tenants Rights, Veteran's Benefits, and Immigrants/Public Benefits: The MCLE website is back!

As you may know, Mass Continuing Legal Education had some issues with their website in March and April, and had to postpone a number of their trainings. (In some cases, they also were unable to notify many registrants in advance of cancelled sessions, for which they deeply apologize and will extend credit to the rescheduled session.) 

P-EBT retro to approx. 600k MA children TODAY! + Coalition mtg Tues 4/13

Info on tomorrow's SNAP Coalition meeting below, along with an overview of the tens of millions of critical P-EBT dollars going out to families today!!
SNAP Coalition - tomorrow, 4/13 from 10-11:30 AM

Health Care Access: Upcoming events & updates

1. Health Care Working Group tomorrow April 13, 2021 3:30-5. Agenda: American Rescue Plan Act, MassHealth Redeterminations, MassHealth 1115 amendments & renewal.