- A person is considered an Elderly Food Stamp applicant if he or she is 60 years of age or older.
- A person is considered a Disabled Food Stamp applicant if he or she receives Social Security Disability [SSD], Supplemental Security Income [SSI] benefits, or is a Veteran who receives a VA 100% Disability Benefit.
Elderly or disabled food stamp applicants may request a telephone interview instead of a face-to-face interview when applying for benefits. They may also designate, in writing, an authorized representative to apply on their behalf.
Households that include an elderly or disabled individual are not subject to the Food Stamp Gross Income limits and should contact our office at 858-8000 for more information on applying. Deductions may be allowed for non-reimbursed medical costs for elderly and disabled people. These medical costs include, but are not limited to, non-reimbursed doctor's bills, prescription drugs, and insurance premiums. Some households with an elderly member may have to pass a resource test.