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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
- 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: https://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.