COVID-19 UPDATE: April 3, 2020: LEO Child Care Centers are closed through May 4, 2020. LEO's Broad Street offices are closed to clients and the public. But we're working! Call 781.581.7220 to speak to a staff member. Thank you!
Last night the LEO team made a pledge in solidarity to Light Up the Night! To honor front line workers for their brave dedication we each lit a candle outside our homes to say we are here and we are hopeful. Stumps in Beverly, doorways in Marblehead, front porches from Lynn to Newburyport. #stayHome#stayWell#LeoLoves#doctors#nurses#frontline
So proud of our Chief Program Officer, Lilian Romero who speaks with power and passion. Our Census warrior! In challenging times, there is so much we can't do, filling out the Census is not one of them! Hop online, pick up a phone, BE COUNTED! Every single count matters. #COUNTMEIN
DTA to issue additional SNAP allotments to households not already receiving the maximum monthly amount, per the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The supplemental benefit will be issued this week. Households receiving the maximum benefit will not get an additional increase.
Many ways to check your EBT card balance:
Download DTA Connect Mobile App
Call DTA Assistance Line (877) 382-2363
Call the EBT Customer Service number (800) 997-2555
DTA received approval from the USDA to extend SNAP certification periods for six additional months for anyone with an Interim Report or Recertification due in March, April or May.
***There have been reports in MA of people receiving fraudulent text messages, phone calls, emails directing them to apply for SNAP or to boost their SNAP benefits in an effort to obtain personal information. If anyone suspects they are receiving this type of communication, call the Attorney General’s office at (617) 727-8400 to speak with a Consumer Specialist. Notify the DTA: DTA.SNAPOutreach@state.ma.us
For COVID-19 info: Mass.gov/COVID19
For DTA-specific info re COVID-19: Mass.gov/dta/covid-19