The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp Program) is our nation's most effective and widest-reaching anti-hunger program because it provides participants with a monthly benefit to purchase food and reduces overall food insecurity by as much as 30%. Older adults who participate in SNAP receive on average $104 per month to help put food on the table. But more than half of older adults who qualify to receive SNAP are missing out on benefits—an estimated 5 million people in all.
This training will explain the SNAP benefit with a focus on how it serves older adults, how to help clients access the program and receive the maximum benefit amount, and tips and strategies for overcoming access barriers.
Participants in this free webcast will be able to:
• Understand who the SNAP program serves;
• Understand recent changes and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on SNAP eligibility and benefits;
• Identify barriers to enrollment that seniors face and ways to overcome those barriers;
• Outline the process to determine SNAP eligibility; and
• Identify common problems that may require an appeal.
• Brandy Bauer, National Council on Aging
• Trinh Phan, Justice in Aging
Closed captioning will be available on this webinar.