Key Takeaways

  • Many older adults mistakenly believe they'll only get the minimum $16/month SNAP benefit.

  • This flyer illustrates what can be bought even for the minimum benefit.

Many older adults believe that if they apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), they will only receive $15 or $16 each month. This amount has historically been the minimum benefit, but the majority of older adults receive much more.

But what if your client only is eligible for the minimum of $16 a month? That money can still buy a lot more than people think!

This sample flyer, developed for the Human Resources Development Council IX in Montana, is a nice illustration of what the minimum SNAP benefit can buy.