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MLRI: SNAP/Food Stamps Advocacy 101

Basic Public Benefits Advocacy Trainings

  • Product Number: 2230084P01
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    MCLE is pleased to offer this program to an in-person audience in our Boston conference center in addition to the live and recorded webcasts. Masks are encouraged.

    The federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called Food Stamps) remains the first line of defense against hunger for about 1 in 7 Massachusetts residents (about 600,000 households). 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 SNAP program, an update on federal and state SNAP changes, 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. 

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

    • $35.00 - Legal Services Attorney
    • $35.00 - Nonlawyer Advocates
    • $125.00 - All Others
    To apply for a need-based scholarship for this program, email scholarships@mcle.org.
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