Funder(s)

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service: University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research,National Institutes of Health NIA Center Grant

Funding ID

3200002889-20-245, P30AG066583

Description/Abstract

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest food and nutrition assistance program in the United States. Burdens associated with SNAP recertification often lead to administrative churn, when a household experiences a gap in SNAP benefit receipt. Older adults are at risk of experiencing benefit gaps, which may negatively impact their health and nutrition. This brief summarizes results of a recent study that examined administrative churn among Missouri SNAP participants aged 60 years and older. The authors call for program changes that reduce the frequency and duration of churn among older adults.

Document Type

Research Brief

Keywords

SNAP, Older Adults, Food Security

Disciplines

Gerontology | Public Policy | Social Welfare | Sociology

Date

11-22-2022

Language

English

Acknowledgements

The authors thank Lauryn Quick for research assistance on this study. Financial support for this study was received by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service through the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (Grant # 3200002889-20-245). The findings and conclusions in this brief are those of the authors and should not be construed to represent any official USDA or U.S. Government determination or policy. The authors acknowledge the services and support of the Center for Aging and Policy Studies at Syracuse University, funded by the National Institutes of Health NIA Center Grant P30AG066583. Finally, the authors thank Alexandra Punch and Shannon Monnat for editorial assistance on this brief.

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