SNAP Applications Are Now Available

Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability (UCAAAD) is now offering application assistance with “SNAP” formerly known as the Food Stamp Program for adults 60 and over or individuals with a disability. The USDA created SNAP to provide eligible individuals with monthly benefits to buy food.

According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), SNAP is a good investment and can improve health outcomes of food insecure seniors. SNAP stimulates the economy with every $1 in additional SNAP benefits. This generates $1.73 in local economic activity.

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1 Comment

  1. Rebecca on June 24, 2020 at 6:28 am

    I’m an essential worker I’m a CNA at a nursing home I have no kids under 18 they’re essential workers also. why aren’t we available to apply for SNAP we have been working before the virus started?We have to continue paying bills and buy food that’s extremely high now.Dont someone think we should be able to apply also me and my 4 kids put our life at risk every day to take care of the elderly.Can someone please help us out.

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