SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP gives monthly benefits to eligible families with lower incomes so that they are able to purchase quality, healthy food.
SNAP helps to improve nutritional status, promote healthy aging, and may help prevent or manage chronic disease.
SNAP allows households to deduct unreimbursed medical expenses over $35 per month from their income in calculating their net income for SNAP purposes to more realistically reflect the income they have available to purchase food. This, in turn, could potentially qualify them for higher SNAP benefits. See our brochure to see what medical expenses are included.
Senior SNAP is a simplified application project designed to make it easier for seniors to receive food stamp benefits. Senior SNAP requires that all persons applying for benefits through them must be 60 years of age or older and purchase and prepare their food together, must not be working, and must be on a permanent fixed income such as social security, SSI, private, state or federal retirement, VA, railroad retirement. If this applies to you, you can apply through Senior SNAP!
For those who do not qualify for Senior SNAP, the regular SNAP application can be used. Remember you are still eligible to use your medical expenses to apply.
You receive supplemental security income disability benefits or qualify as disabled based on your Veterans compensation you qualify for the medical expense deduction.