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Simplified SNAP application available for applicants age 60 and older

Posted: May 21, 2013 - 5:36pm

Simplified SNAP application available for applicants

ages 60 and older

A shortened and simplified Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application is now available for Minnesotans age 60 and older.

The SNAP Application for Seniors (DHS-5223F) was launched by the Department of Human Services to increase seniors’ participation in the SNAP program, formerly known as food stamps. Currently, the SNAP participation rate is only 50 percent of eligible seniors.

The one page, two-sided application is for individuals and couples age 60 and older. Everyone in the household must be age 60 and older to use the application.

To print an application, visit the Crow Wing County website at www.crowwing.us or call 218-824-1250 for more information.

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