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New Hampshire Expands Access to Safety Net Programs and Supports During the COVID-19 Crisis

April 3, 2020 Common Cents
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Programs such as Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provide means-tested benefits that help support the basic needs of individuals and families with low incomes. During these times of profound economic instability, assistance to families and individuals living at or near the poverty line, along with those who have experienced sudden large drops in income, is indispensable. Strengthening the safety net, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced temporary changes, beginning April 1, 2020, to certain administrative aspects of these programs at the State level. In addition to other emergency federal and state-level changes to unemployment benefits, the changes to these safety net programs expand access to targeted assistance for individuals and families during the COVID-19 crisis.

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March State Revenues Underperform Ahead of Coming Declines

April 3, 2020 Common Cents
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With the ongoing COVID-19 crisis dramatically impacting New Hampshire’s economy and employment in key sectors, State revenues are likely to be significantly reduced relative to expectations, threatening vital services in a time of high need. March revenues do not yet reflect the expected impacts, as many collections are based on activity from months preceding the onset of this crisis. However, sharp declines in economic activity and shifts in the timing of tax filings make future revenues more difficult to predict, and the State may need to shore up revenues in the face of substantial shortfalls even with incoming federal assistance.

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Unemployment Benefits and Temporary Income Supplements Provide Financial Support During the COVID-19 Crisis

April 2, 2020 Common Cents
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As a result of the necessary public health steps to combat to the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus, financial strains on individuals and families are emerging rapidly. Recommendations, guidelines, and emergency orders from federal and state officials have led to profound changes to the ways Granite Staters live and work. In order to assist those affected, the State of New Hampshire and the federal government have expanded unemployment benefits and created temporary income supplements for many individuals and families.

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New Hampshire Expands Access to Safety Net Programs and Supports During the COVID-19 Crisis

3 Apr 2020

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Programs such as Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provide means-tested benefits that help support the basic needs of individuals and families with low incomes. During these times of profound economic instability, assistance to families and individuals living at or near the poverty line, along with those who have experienced sudden large drops in income, is indispensable. Strengthening the safety net, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced temporary changes, beginning April 1, 2020, to certain administrative aspects of these programs at the State level. In addition to other emergency federal and state-level changes to unemployment benefits, the changes to these safety net programs expand access to targeted assistance for individuals and families during the COVID-19 crisis.

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