SNAP For Older Adults
Oftentimes, older adults undergo a time-intensive application process only to receive the minimum SNAP benefits. FIND’s CalFresh Outreach team can help you fill out the application to receive the maximum benefits and connect you with other financial resources!
More College Students Eligible for SNAP during COVID-19
Reportedly one-third of college students lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic impact of the health crisis created a widespread hunger crisis that uniquely affects college students who have one of the lowest participation rates in SNAP. The federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, signed into law on December 27, 2020, provides funding for nutrition assistance and investments in SNAP that address the rise in food insecurity during the pandemic.
Temporarily, these are the new eligibility requirements for SNAP:
Beginning Jan. 16, 2021, two new types are now exempt. These are students who:
- Are eligible to participate in state or federally financed work study during the regular school year. sityYour college or university determines if a student is considered eligible for work study.
- Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 0 in the current academic year. Students receive an EFC after applying for financial aid.
- As long as a student meets all other SNAP eligibility requirements they may receive SNAP benefits
FIND the complete list of student exemptions for SNAP here:
Student exemptions will remain in effect until 30 days after the COVID-19 federal public health emergency is lifted:
- SNAP applications received 30 days after the COVID-19 federal public health emergency is lifted will be processed under the normal student eligibility rules.
- SNAP Recertifications due 30 days after the COVID-19 federal health emergency is lifted will be processed under the normal student eligibility rules.
The CalFresh Program — formerly known as Food Stamps and also known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) — provides resources for people and families in need to shop for groceries using an EBT card (like a debit card). CalFresh is designed to help families buy more healthy, nutritious food for themselves.
FIND Food Bank has a CalFresh Outreach & Case Management Program to help connect people and families who are food-insecure to additional resources for their household.
Please call FIND at (760) 775-3663 for more information.