Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance http://wamc.org en Mass. Welfare Agency Celebrates Client Success While Trying To Regain Public Trust http://wamc.org/post/mass-welfare-agency-celebrates-client-success-while-trying-regain-public-trust <p>The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance recently recognized client success in western Massachusetts as <a href="http://wamc.org/post/mass-interim-dta-commissioner-provides-update-programs-stop-welfare-fraud" target="_blank">the department looks to regain public trust after coming under scrutiny for handing out fraudulent benefits.</a></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:37:16 +0000 Jim Levulis 94449 at http://wamc.org Mass. Welfare Agency Celebrates Client Success While Trying To Regain Public Trust Agreement Aims to Crack Down on SNAP Fraud and Trafficking http://wamc.org/post/agreement-aims-crack-down-snap-fraud-and-trafficking <p>Local authorities in Massachusetts now have the ability to pursue suspects of SNAP fraud in cases of misusing federal and state aid.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:11:26 +0000 Jim Levulis 70463 at http://wamc.org Agreement Aims to Crack Down on SNAP Fraud and Trafficking Berkshire Lawmakers Reflect On SNAP Challenge http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-lawmakers-reflect-snap-challenge <p></p><p>Today in Pittsfield, members of the Berkshire state delegation reflected on their participation in a national campaign to raise awareness for hunger.</p><p></p><p>All of the lawmakers in the all-Democrat Berkshire delegation, including Representatives Gailanne Cariddi of North Adams, Paul Mark of Peru, Tricia Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, William “Smitty” Pignatelli of Lenox, and State Senator Benjamin Downing of Pittsfield, ended their seven-day SNAP challenge Monday.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:48:21 +0000 Lucas Willard 69262 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Lawmakers Reflect On SNAP Challenge New Leaders Announced For Mass. Exec. Office Of Health And Human Services http://wamc.org/post/new-leaders-announced-mass-exec-office-health-and-human-services <p></p><p>The Massachusetts Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services recently announced new leaders of several key Health and Human positions.</p><p></p><p>Secretary John Polanowicz said that the new team is “strong and experienced” and will help the Patrick administration “advance goals around health care access, youth violence prevention, and strengthening our safety net services.”</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 23:51:47 +0000 Lucas Willard 66793 at http://wamc.org New Leaders Announced For Mass. Exec. Office Of Health And Human Services Mass. Interim DTA Commissioner Provides Update On Programs To Stop Welfare Fraud http://wamc.org/post/mass-interim-dta-commissioner-provides-update-programs-stop-welfare-fraud <p></p><p>A recently released audit reports that welfare benefits were paid out to more than 1,000 people who were deceased in Massachusetts. The report comes at a time when the state Department of Transitional Assistance is conducting a top to bottom review of its practices in light of a report showing the potential for fraud released by the state Inspector General earlier this year.</p><p></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 19:04:50 +0000 Lucas Willard 65845 at http://wamc.org Mass. Interim DTA Commissioner Provides Update On Programs To Stop Welfare Fraud Mass. Interim Commissioner of Department of Transitional Assistance Hears Concerns from Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/mass-interim-commissioner-department-transitional-assistance-hears-concerns-berkshires <p></p><p>Massachusetts Interim Commissioner of the state Department of Transitional Assistance visited Pittsfield last night as part of a statewide campaign seeking public input on how to improve integrity and client services in the Commonwealth.</p><p></p><p></p><p>DTA Interim Commissioner Stacey Monahan stopped in Pittsfield Wednesday evening as just one several stops she is making soliciting comments from community members across the state. At the end of the multi-city tour, a report with all the information will be submitted to the legislature and Governor’s office for consideration.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:38:38 +0000 Lucas Willard 60947 at http://wamc.org Mass. Interim Commissioner of Department of Transitional Assistance Hears Concerns from Berkshires Mass. Interim Commissioner of Department of Transitional Assistance to Hear Comments in Pittsfield http://wamc.org/post/mass-interim-commissioner-department-transitional-assistance-hear-comments-pittsfield <p><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:black">In the wake of a report released earlier this year by the Massachusetts Inspector General suggesting that $25 million may be wasted in the welfare system annually, and following the resignation of former Commissioner of the Department of Transitional Assistance Daniel Curley, recently-appointed Interim Commissioner Stacey Monahan is touring the Bay State holding a series of listening sessions to hear feedback and suggestions from the public on how to improve the DTA system. </span></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:07:53 +0000 Lucas Willard 60832 at http://wamc.org