With the arrival of colder temperatures comes the realization that for many, the option of simply turning up the thermostat does not exist. Low-income individuals and families facing disproportionately high energy costs are often forced to make household budget trade-offs that jeopardize children’s health, including choosing heat over food or health care. Fortunately the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can help. Click here for additional information.
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The MA Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) recently received approval from the USDA to join the SNAP online purchasing program. As of May 29, Massachusetts residents can use their SNAP benefits to buy food online at Amazon and Walmart. This option promotes equity and safety for our residents receiving SNAP benefits, allowing low-income households access to the same purchasing choices as other shoppers.
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