What proofs do I need to claim deductions?

Produced by Patricia Baker and Victoria Negus
Reviewed January 2018

You cannot be denied SNAP benefits for lack of proof of deductions, but your benefits may be higher if you provide proofs. 106 C.M.R. §§ 364.450(B). What proofs do I need and how do I get them to DTA? has detailed information on verifications, self-declarations, worker assistance and more for each deduction. You can also claim deductions any time you incur these expenses. 

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If your DTA worker failed to give you a notice or checklist telling you what verifications you needed and the date by which to provide them, or failed to help you get the verifications, you may be able to recover the lost benefits. 106 C.M.R. § 364.450(B). See also Can I get my SNAP case re-opened if I am denied for lack of proofs? 

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