Close the SNAP Gap

Approximately 700,000 MA residents who receive MassHealth are likely eligbile for SNAP, but don't receive the benefit. Let's close the SNAP Gap!

The SNAP Gap is the difference between the number of low-income Massachusetts residents eligible for SNAP, but because of one reason or another do not receive benefits despite receiving assistance from other programs like MassHealth. Most states implement a single eligibility system. It's time to close the SNAP Gap in Massachusetts!

An Act Improving Public Health Through a Common Application for Core Food, Health and Safety-net Programs (S.678/H.1173) would increase program access for SNAP-eligible individuals and families by developing a common application that allows low-income households to apply for MassHealth, SNAP, and other income based benefits including income eligible child care, housing, veterans’ services, fuel assistance and more.