Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP)

Participants utilize an electronic benefits card to purchase food or garden seeds, to make voluntary contributions at meal sites, for home delivered meals available through Area Agencies on Aging or for meals in designated restaurants.

Eligibility is based on a number of factors including: citizenship; size of household; whether you are disabled; monthly household income and expenses, including medical expenses, and total assets.

Applications are available at many locations statewide including Department of Health and Human Services Regional Offices, Town Offices and Area Agencies on Aging.  Applications can be requested by mail or telephone.  Applications go to the Office of Integrated Access and Support at the regional DHHS office nearest you.  (See listing on pages A14-A19 for address and phone number.)  An older person can be interviewed for eligibility by telephone.

Area Agencies on Aging can help with completing a food stamp application.  For more information, contact your local Area Agency on Aging at 1-877-353-3771.