Wednesday, March 30, 2016
U.S. MAKES IT EASIER FOR KIDS ON MEDICAID TO GET SCHOOL MEALS
A new federal initiative will make it easier for low-income children who receive Medicaid to get free or reduced-price meals at school automatically, with no application required. Expanding a project launched in 2012, USDA is now accepting applications from any state that wishes to use Medicaid data to automatically enroll children for free or reduced-price school meals. Six states ― Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania already use Medicaid data to enroll children for free school meals; now they can use this data to enroll children for reduced-price meals.
Source: Center for Budget & Policy Priorities, 3/17/16, Medicaid & School Meals