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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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Free Resources for Aging Services Providers

Discover where you can get free publications to educate older adults about scams, healthy aging, nutrition, Medicare, and more.

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SNAP Monthly Allotment Reduced by FY18 COLAs

Discover what you need to know about recent changes to SNAP COLA adjustments and how to help your clients.

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