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SNAP Applications, Forms and Notices in Alternative Formats for Visually Impaired

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SNAP Applications, Forms and Notices in Alternative Formats for Visually Impaired

August 31, 2016
By
Dawn Secor

This policy update highlights information provided by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) through 16-ADM-08.  This directive is to advise SNAP offices of requirements resulting from a settlement of litigation, known as Rafferty, concerning individuals who are blind or seriously visually impaired.  

The Rafferty settlement requires OTDA and the Department of Health (DOH) to provide applications, forms, notices and other publications for SNAP and Medicaid in alternative formats, effective July 1, 2016.  OTDA is also extending this requirement to TANF and HEAP materials. 

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