Many Low Income older New Jersey residents are missing out on food assistance; others are confounded by all the complex paperwork and requirements.
AARP New Jersey is uring state officials to help more qualified residents join the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called food stamps. (SNAP). It proposes to make access to SNAP easier for those who qualify for the state's low income prescription drug assistance program.
That means individuals in the drug program with monthly incomes up to $1670 and couples up to $2247 also would be eligible for SNAP.SNAP is a federally funded program.
DO YOU Qualify for SNAP? an online screening tool is available at
www.njhelps.org and you can apply at www.njfoodstamps.com. You can also call 1-800-687-9512 for information. If you want to apply in person, contact your county welfare agency and boar of social services.
AARP New Jersey also advocated for these achievements:
This information is from the aarp bulletin and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed