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Elderly Food Stamp Supplements?

Date: April 21, 2009
By: Alex Rozier
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 156

Intro: A bill giving elderly extra food stamp assistance gets second round approval in the House. Alex Rozier (ROW-ZEER) has more from the State Capitol.

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In order to qualify for the food stamp support both individuals must be at least 65 years of age.

Representative Rachel Bringer supports the bill.

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Description: "We do have increasing utility costs for many of our seniors, increasing cost of living, increasing medication costs, so many senior citizens are really struggling with their budgets right now, so I think this is an appropriate bill to be talking about."


The most someone could receive is thirty dollars.

If passed, the program will be run by the Family Support Division.

From the State Capitol, I'm Alex Rozier. 

Intro: A bill providing elderly with extra food stamps gets second round approval in the House. Alex Rozier has more from the State Capitol.

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A bill giving households of one or two elderly people extra food stamps is one vote away from clearing the house.

The most someone could receive is thirty dollars in food stamps.

Representative Rachel Bringer says this bill highlights the poverty issue.

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Description: We have poverty among our senior citizens, but we also have poverty among our children, and disabled adults. We also have working adults living in poverty. So, I think it's a real good start to look at assisting senior citizens, but it certainly is not the end of the discussion.

If passed, the program will be run by the Department of Social Services.

In order to qualify, individuals must be at least 65 years of age.

From the State Capitol, I'm Alex Rozier.