In FY 2015, 4.2 million seniors age 60 or older participated in SNAP in an average month, helping to improve their nutrition, health, and economic well-being. Despite the millions of seniors benefitting from SNAP, only 42 percent of eligible seniors participate in SNAP (compared to 83 percent of all eligible people).
Millions more seniors could benefit by closing this SNAP participation gap.
Scroll over a state to view SNAP participation percentages for eligible seniors and for all eligible individuals (of any age) in that state. Use the drop-down menu to the right to show state SNAP participation rates among eligible seniors or among all eligible individuals (of any age).
Sources: Mathematica Policy Research analysis of FY2015 state SNAP average monthly participation rates among eligible seniors, provided by USDA Food and Nutrition Service, and state SNAP participation rates among all eligible individuals published in Reaching Those In Need: Estimates of State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates in 2015, produced by Mathematica Policy Research for USDA Food and Nutrition Service, January 2018.