Are you one of the five million seniors who are eligible for SNAP but are not enrolled? Connecticut has one of the highest costs of living, so eating healthy can be a challenge. SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) helps eligible individuals stretch their dollars at grocery stores and farmers markets.
Staying healthy is important. You can eat nutritious meals, even if you're on a tight budget. SNAP can be used to buy the food you need at both grocery stores and farmers markets. Many farmers markets even double your benefit!
Is it really worth applying?
Some people think that you'll only get a small amount in benefits. That's a myth. In fact, the average national SNAP benefit for a senior living alone is $105 a month. . More Myth Busters.
Is there someone I can talk to?
We can help! Contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center for more information and/or help enrolling in SNAP.
- What is SNAP? - NCOA Brochure
- Easy Steps to SNAP Benefits
- The Medical Expense Deduction and SNAP benefits
- Un Mensaje Importante Sobre SNAP
- Declaración de Deducciones
- CT SNAP Income Guidelines
- Buying Food Online with SNAP - FAQ
- Recent Updates - Link to state website
Information for Community Organizations
As we age, our metabolism will slow down, which means we need fewer calories than earlier in life. At the same time, however, nutrient needs will stay the same or even increase. Eating healthy is even more important than ever before! Visit our nutrition page for helpful information.
AOASCC receives funding from the National Council on Aging to provide SNAP education and application assistance. Check out their website for information about healthy eating and other nutrition resources.