Children’s HealthWatch Signs Letter to Patrick Administration RE: SNAP Job Search Requirement

Children’s HealthWatch  joined a coalition of 20 Massachusetts organizations to submit a letter urging the Secretary Polanowicz, Commissioner Monahan and the Patrick Administration to immediately cease the mandatory SNAP job search requirement and instead return to operating a voluntary SNAP employment and training program, as authorized under federal law. Massachusetts abandoned the voluntary job search SNAP requirement in March 2014. In recent months, community organizations and Legal Services programs have seen a significant increase in termination of SNAP benefits for hundreds of low income recipients, often the only benefit many individuals receive.