Join Us to Strengthen the Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled Program: 2019-2020 EAEDC Bill Campaign Organizational Endorsement Form
Please join us as part of the 2019-2020 bill campaign to strengthen assistance for participants of the Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC) program.

Representative Jim O'Day and Senator Patricia Jehlen will be re-filing An Act relative to assisting elders and people with disabilities in the Commonwealth. See House Bill 2077 and Senate Bill 2039 from last session: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H2077 and https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S2039

These bills seek to:

1. Enshrine in state statute the removal of the homelessness penalty for individuals experiencing homelessness. With our FY'19 budget victory, this change is in effect for this year.

2. Increase the EAEDC grant. which has not been increased since 1988.

3. Increase the allowable personal asset limit from $250 to $2,500.

4. Create an annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) for EAEDC program participants.

The current bill fact sheet will be posted shortly. See also: http://www.mahomeless.org/advocacy/present-policy-campaigns or contact Kelly for more details: kelly@mahomeless.org

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