Are you one of the over four 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! 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
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.