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Massachusetts seniors age 60+ and people receiving disability benefits may be eligible for help from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are provided by the federal government and administered in Massachusetts by the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA). Massachusetts SNAP recipients include families with children, those age 60+, and people who are disabled.
People who receive SNAP benefits may also qualify for additional benefits though the SNAP Medical Expenses Deduction. This deduction allows those eligible to deduct out-of-pocket medical expenses from their income, which can increase their SNAP allotment and thereby enable them to purchase healthy and nutritious food. Click here to see AARP's SNAP Medical Deduction flier.
More than half of Massachusetts SNAP recipients are either seniors age 60+ or people (adults and children) with disabilities." — Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance
WHAT: SNAP Enrollment Clinics
- Tuesday, Aug.12, 1-5 p.m., Springfield Mason Square Library, 765 State St., Springfield MA 01109
- Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1-5 p.m., Auditorium of Berkshire Athenaeum Pittsfield's Public Library, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, MA 01201
- Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1-5 p.m., Westfield Aethenaeum, 6 Elm St., Westfield, MA 01085
- Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1-5 p.m., North Adams Spitzy Senior Center, 116 Ashland St., North Adams, MA 01247
- Tuesday, Sept.30, 1-5 p.m., Springfield Mason Square Library, 765 State St., Springfield MA 01109
RSVP: The SNAP Clinics are free, but space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 617-305-0511.
For more information, visit the SNAP website of the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance.