Massachusetts Health and Human Services

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Local authorities in Massachusetts now have the ability to pursue suspects of SNAP fraud in cases of misusing federal and state aid.

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A new veterans’ assistance center has opened at the state run soldiers’ nursing  home in Holyoke.

The center will provide veterans of  all ages with help in obtaining government benefits their military service entitles them to,community referrals, and interaction with local veteran service agents The new center was praised Thursday by the Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz