600,000 Seniors Depend on SNAP Benefits for Good Nutrition ~ Tell the Administration Not to Take Them Away

600,000 Seniors Depend on SNAP Benefits for Good Nutrition ~ Tell the Administration Not to Take Them Away

In July, the Trump Administration proposed a new rule that would take away Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits from 3 million people, including over 600,000 seniors, by restricting broad-based categorical eligibility. Use the National Council on Aging’s comment portal and these resources from Justice in Aging to tell the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service to protect SNAP for older adults and their families. The 60-day public comment period ends on Monday, September 23.

Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.