If you apply for “SNAP” (also known as food stamps)
Your house and car do not count against you;
If you are a low-income senior, your savings won’t disqualify you; and
Seniors get extra credit for SNAP for some health care expenses when the total expenses exceed $35 per month. Here are some examples of eligible expenses:
Premiums for Medicare, Part D, & other health insurances
Prescription medicines and hospital and doctor co-payments
Costs at the dentist or for eye exams, glasses, hearing aides
Over-the-counter medications, supplies, and equipment that have been approved by your health provider
Transportation costs to & from health providers
Costs for a specially trained service animal
Applying for SNAP Online
You may apply for free at: http://www.Myflorida.Com/accessflorida/
If you don’t have internet at home, you may use a computer at your nearest public library. The librarians can help you find SNAP application information online.
Never use application services that charge fees to tell you whether you are eligible for benefits. Applying for SNAP is free!
If You Don’t Know How to Use a Computer
Visit a local Department of Children and Families Service Center or ACCESS Community Partner. Staff at these offices will help you apply.
Call 211, 311, the United Way, or your county human services office and ask where to apply for Florida food assistance
If Your Food Benefits Are Denied, Delayed, or Stopped
Call the Florida Senior Legal Helpline for free legal advice at 1-888-895-7873.