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Breaking Down What’s in The Heroes Act

With an estimated cost of $3 trillion over 10 years, the Heroes Act targets many problems caused by the COVID-19 crisis, and is an ambitious opening bid from House Democrats for continuing negotiations.

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What Congress Has Done for COVID-19 Relief and What Might be Next

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading across the country, Congress has passed three packages of legislation to protect public health and stimulate the economy. It’s important that older adults and aging network professionals understand what’s now available to them because of Congress’s work, and how NCOA is advocating on their behalf.

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Older Adults Received February SNAP Benefits Early: Impact and Next Steps

During the federal government shutdown last month, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) requested that states issue February’s benefits in January to ensure that people received them during the shutdown. Here’s what the means for beneficiaries, who are used to receiving their benefits once per month.

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New Congress begins slowly, but seniors’ priorities remain on the docket

As the partial government shutdown extends into a fourth week and becomes the longest one on record, we continue to monitor the effects on benefits and services that older adults rely on.

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A helping hand at Thanksgiving, and all year long

For many people around the country, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. Unfortunately for many low-income older adults, the holidays can be a challenging time as they do not have the funds to purchase food for themselves.

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How SNAP Ensures Healthy Aging

Participating in the SNAP is one of the most effective ways to reduce food insecurity and improve health outcomes.

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7 Facts about Older Adults and SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest domestic hunger safety net program helping low-income older adults to achieve food security. But many myths abound–here we set the record straight with seven facts about seniors and SNAP.

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