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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Provides Benefits for Millions of Adults Ages 50 and Older

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program, is the nation’s largest federal nutrition program and an important safety net for adults ages 50 and older. In 2016, over 40 percent of SNAP households had at least one adult ages 50 or older. This Fact Sheet provides an overview of the SNAP program’s eligibility criteria and provides state-level data on average benefit amounts, household composition and size, and participation levels among SNAP households with older adults.


Long-Term Services & Supports State Scorecard

A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers


Aging Demographics

One in Three Americans is Now 50 or Older

By 2030, one out of every five people in the United State will be 65-plus. Will your community be ready?

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