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 have re-filed An Act relative to assisting elders and people with disabilities in the Commonwealth. See House Bill 621 and Senate Bill 356:
These bills seek to:
1. Enshrine in state statute the removal of the homelessness penalty for individuals experiencing homelessness. With our FY'19 and FY'20 budget victories, this change is in effect until at least June 30, 2020.
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 is posted here:
. See also:
or contact Kelly for more details:
Will your organization be endorsing the EAEDC campaign? Endorsers will be listed on campaign materials, receive campaign updates, and participate in advocacy activities.
Not at this time, but we would like more information
Name of Organization/Agency
Organizational Contact: First Name
Organizational Contact: Last Name
Organizational Street Address
Please share a brief statement on why you are endorsing this campaign, and why it is important to make these policy changes. We are collecting statements that can be used, with the writer's permission, in our outreach to legislators and others.
Do you give the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless permission to share your statement?
Yes, the Coalition can share my statement along with my name and organization.
Yes, the Coalition can share my statement along with my name only.
Yes, the Coalition can share my statement along with the organization name only.
Yes, the Coalition can share the statement, but anonymously.
No, please do not share my statement further.
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