Are you one of the 5.2 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.
Why should I get SNAP?
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 amount for older adults is $119 a month. More Myth Busters.
Is there someone I can talk to?
We can help! Click here to contact Janet Perez at the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut 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
Information for Community Organizations
This is our second year getting the word out about the benefits of healthy eating and assisting older adults in applying for SNAP through a grant by the National Council on Aging. Read more.