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AARP says seniors eligible for food stamps aren't getting them

AARP says seniors eligible for food stamps aren't getting them

AARP New York says 3 out of 4 seniors in our area who meet the eligibility requirements for food stamp benefits arent getting them.

Program Specialist Christine Deska is calling on the state to make it easier for people to apply. She says the six-page form is too complicated.

And Deska says state agencies providing other benefits such as Medicaid and heating assistance should share data to reach people potentially eligible for food stamps.

 

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