Senior SNAP

If you are over age 60 and you meet the following criteria, you are eligible for Senior SNAP (English/Spanish).

  • All members of your household are 60 years of age or older and purchase and prepare their food together.
  • The members of your household are not working.
  • Your household is under the income limits to be eligible for SNAP participation.
  • Your household has a permanent fixed income such as Social Security Income, private, state or federal retirement, Veterans Administration benefits or United States Railroad retirement.

Individuals 60 years and older and/or who disabled are eligible for medical deductions when applying for SNAP benefits. Medical expenses that exceed $35 per month can decrease an applicant’s gross income, increasing the amount of SNAP benefits eligible for receipt. Medical expense includes:

  • Medical and dental care;
  • Hospitalization, outpatient treatment, and nursing home care;
  • Prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications prescribed by a doctor;
  • Medical supplies and medical equipment prescribed by a doctor (including equipment rental costs);
  • Eyeglasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, dentures, and prosthetic devices prescribed by a doctor;
  • Health insurance and prescription drug insurance premiums;
  • Medicare and Medicare supplement premiums;
  • Transportation and lodging incurred during the receipt of medical treatment (e.g., trips to the doctor, dentist or pharmacy for prescriptions). This includes the cost of mileage, parking, bus fare, taxi fare, etc.
  • Maintaining a homemaker, home health aide, child care service, or a housekeeper who is necessary because of age, health condition or illness.
  • The cost of telephone equipment specially designed for a disabled person.

When applying for SNAP, list any applicable medical expenses and provide verification of those expenses (e.g., insurance statements, medical bills, receipts with prescriptions, etc.).

Senior SNAP Medical Deductions
Senior SNAP Medical Deductions (Spanish)
Senior SNAP Brochure
Senior SNAP Brochure (Spanish)

To request a Senior SNAP application, send an email to SeniorSNAP@dhs.ga.gov (please be sure to include your mailing address).

Mail your completed Senior SNAP application to:

Georgia Senior SNAP
P.O. Box 537
Avondale Estates, GA 30002


SPECIAL NOTICES:

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

You may also file a complaint of discrimination by contacting the DFCS Civil Rights Program, Two Peachtree Street, N.W., Suite 19-248, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 or call (404) 657-3735 or fax (404) 463-3978. For limited English proficient and sensory impaired services, contact the DHS Limited English Proficiency and Sensory Impaired Program at Two Peachtree Street, N.W., Suite 29-103 N.W., Atlanta, GA 30303 or call (404)-657-5244 or fax (404)-651-6815.

NOTICE FROM FNS REGARDING UNSOLICITED CALLS:

There have been reports of the general public receiving unsolicited calls from what appears to be the SNAP toll-free information hotline number: 1-800-221-5689. The unsolicited callers are requesting personal information offering assistance for filling out a SNAP application or other non-SNAP related services such as home security systems. Never provide personal information or your credit card number over the phone to unsolicited callers. This outside entity that has “spoofed” the SNAP toll-free information hotline number is not affiliated with FNS or SNAP. If you suspect that you are receiving illegitimate calls from 1-800-221-5689, you may file a complaint with the FCC. If you have already fallen victim to this or a similar scam, please visit http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/ for more information on identity theft.