Cross-program Enrollment

Cross-program Enrollment

By Elizabeth Lower-Basch and Jessi Russell

The United States’ core programs to help people with low incomes meet their basic needs for food, health care and income support are operated with substantial federal funding and oversight, but with extensive variation at the state (and in some cases, county) level. As a result, there is a significant difference in the experience of a low-income person seeking assistance depending on where they live.

Dec 22, 2020 | Report/Brief | CLASP

To ensure SNAP meaningfully served older adults across Massachusetts, advocates focused on building strong relationships with a new state administration and reinforcing mutually beneficial SNAP policies. This brief was written as part of the Advancing Strategies to Align Programs (ASAP) project, which worked with state advocates to improve the policy and operational components of public benefit programs. 

Dec 22, 2020 | Report/Brief | CLASP

This paper describes how Pennsylvania advocates tackled one manifestation of this problem: a very low rate of automated Medicaid renewals. Advocates can use the strategies we found effective to lift barriers facing people enrolled in other public programs. This brief was written as part of the Advancing Strategies to Align Programs (ASAP) project, which worked with state advocates to improve the policy and operational components of public benefit programs.