With Labor Day approaching, I thought the BMG community would be especially interested in hearing about efforts to support the Salary Reserve for low-paid human service workers that the Governor and legislature have left behind for the last … [Read more...]
Providers’ Council Members Host Suffolk County Human Services Legislative Forum
Attendees heard testimonials from a number of special guests who illustrated the importance and needs of our safety net sector, including: Sanford who is able to work and know that his parent his healthy thanks to the services at Bay … [Read more...]
FMAP Extension in Play as Massachusetts Braces for the Worst – Please Act Now!
The Senate Substitute Amendment to H.R. 4213 (pdf) includes the Extension of Temporary Increase in Federal Medicaid Matching Rate (FMAP). This modification adds a six-month extension, through June 30, 2011, of the FMAP increases enacted by … [Read more...]
A small victory for struggling families in MA
The Department of Transitional Assistance has issued guidance to expand the use of the "categorical eligibility rule" to ELIMINATE he Food Stamp asset test most FS households with income below 200% FPL, unless the household has a work … [Read more...]