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NHEasy message regarding new text message option

Never miss a notification from DHHS – sign up to get text messages!

Did you know that you can get text notifications to manage your Medicaid, SNAP, Cash, or Child Care benefits?

Select the text messaging option in your NH EASY account to get important reminders by text for things like:

  • Appointments and redeterminations
  • Notifications when letters are posted to your NH EASY account
  • Health plan open enrollment reminders
  • Alerts for closures or sanctions due to lack of action

Follow the instructions below to get text messages. You can cancel any time.

  • Create your NH EASY account at (Already have an account? Just log in!)
  • Click GET TEXT MESSAGE NOTIFICATIONS near the top of the page
  • A verification code will be sent to your cell to confirm your choice

Find out the latest about Post-pandemic benefit changes

If you receive SNAP, Medicaid, or cash assistance benefits, you may be eligible to receive utility assistance through the Electric Assistance Program Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol and the Fuel Assistance and Weatherization Assistance Programs Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.

Contact your local Community Action Agency to apply today.

New SNAP Changes Beginning October 1

Beginning October 1, 2021, Federal and State laws will change the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). These included changes to income limits, the maximum amount of SNAP benefits you can receive, and the amount of deductions you can claim. You will have received a notice letting you know the amount of your benefit.

As a result of the COVID pandemic, SNAP benefits increased for all households by 15%. This was a temporary change and will expire at the end of September, 2021.

Read more about the changes in this update from the US Food and Nutrition Services Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Important Information about 2020 Form 1095-B

healthy lunchThe Bureau of Family Assistance (BFA) administers programs and services for eligible NH residents by providing financial, medical, food & nutritional assistance, help with child care costs and emergency help to obtain and keep safe housing. Family Services Specialists (FSS) determine initial and continuing eligibility and the amount of benefits, and benefits are delivered using federal and NH guidelines and policies.

BFA offers an easy, fast, and private way to look at and manage your benefits online through the new and improved NH EASY Gateway to Services, New Hampshire's online Electronic Application System. NH EASY Gateway to Services includes the same services previously available on NH EASY while offering new service options, increased account management, and a responsive web design that is easy to navigate whether on a computer, tablet or smart phone. NH EASY Gateway to Services makes it easy to apply for services such as Medicaid, Food Stamps and Cash Benefits, manage accounts and learn about additional services that are available.

Learn how to apply or reapply for assistance, check eligibility, report changes, track your application status and more by visiting the NH EASY Gateway to Services web page.

Food & Nutrition Programs

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Medical Coverage

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare Savings Program (MSP)
  • Children's Medicaid (CM)
  • New Hampshire Health Protection Program (NHHPP)

State Supplemental Programs (SSP - Cash)

  • Old Age Assistance (OAA)
  • Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled (APTD)
  • Aid to the Needy Blind (ANB)

Financial Assistance to Needy Families (FANF)

  • NH Employment Program (NHEP) and Family Assistance Program (FAP)
  • Families With Older Children (FWOC) and Interim Disabled Parents (IDP) programs
  • Child Care Assistance
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Employment and Training Programs and Support Services

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