Massachusetts Benefits


Food Stamps (SNAP)

The Massachusetts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a program that is jointly sponsored by the state of Massachusetts and the US federal government. This program is designed to help the residents of Massachusetts eat nutritious food, so that they can be stronger in order to promote a healthier society.

This program has proven to be a reliable tool for promoting proper nutrition and health in the state of Massachusetts. However to qualify for the program applicants are subjected to a specific set of eligibility requirements.

LIHEAP

The Massachusetts Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is a program that helps low-income families to pay their heating and other utility bills. The aim of this program is to ensure that all Massachusetts household have access to heating and other utility especially in the cold winter months. The program deposits a fixed amount on the participant’s utility account.

Massachusetts MassHealth for Children (SCHIP)

Massachusetts MassHealth (SCHIP) provides comprehensive health insurance to children living in Massachusetts. The program provides aid to children with low income and low resources. Families already having health insurance for children will be able to qualify for MassHealth (SCHIP) if they have very low income. However, MassHealth may choose to provide only a part of private health insurance in such cases.

Massachusetts MassHealth Medicaid

Massachusetts MassHealth program provides Medicaid services to residents of Massachusetts. The program provides health care for eligible families. MassHealth is an affordable program for low-income families, providing them with comprehensive health services and insurance.

MassHealth program combines Medicaid and SCHIP into one program.

Unemployment Insurance

The Massachusetts unemployment insurance program is a state sponsored temporary financial assistance program intended for unemployed workers who have lost their Income through no fault of their own. This program enables unemployed workers to make the transition from unemployment to employment by providing some form of income for them and their families. For one to qualify for this program he or she needs to be able to work, should be available for work and is actively looking for work.

WAP

Massachusetts Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides weatherization services to low-income households so that they can make their homes energy efficient and reduce energy consumption.

WIC

The Massachusetts WIC is a program that provides free supplemental foods, nutrition education, healthcare referrals, breastfeeding support and other health services to women, infants and children in the state of Massachusetts. This program targets low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to the age of five. Since its inception the Massachusetts WIC program, has helped improve the long term health of women, infants and children in the state.

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