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MLRI: SNAP/Food Stamps Advocacy 101

Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Training

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    The federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called Food Stamps) remains the first line of defense against hunger for thousands of Massachusetts residents. Families and individuals often struggle with getting their SNAP applications and recertifications approved. Collecting all the required proofs and getting through the application process can be overwhelming for an unrepresented household. Some of the most challenging cases involve the rules for immigrant-headed households. Special rules also apply to households with older adults and persons with disabilities. 

    The training includes an overview of the federal SNAP program, an update on federal and state SNAP changes during the COVID-19 pandemic, and an in-depth look at the nuts and bolts of SNAP eligibility, benefit amount, online tools, trouble-shooting, and appeal rights. This SNAP 101 training is designed for participants who need the basic rules and advocacy tips including new legal services and community advocates, lawyers in private practice, and social and health services workers.

    Please note, the 2020 SNAP Advocacy Guide will not be updated due to the ongoing federal and state policy changes due to COVID. The 2020 is available as a download or e-book on the MassLegalServices website and should be used in conjunction with updated information about SNAP and COVID-19, available at: https://MassLegalServices.org/DTA-COVID-19.

     
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    Patricia J. Baker, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
    Victoria Negus, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
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