Sunday, January 15, 2006

food stamps

The food stamp program is a program designed to help qualified people who live independently or in certain homecare situations.
The food stamp program is a function of the U. S. Department of Agriculture but is usually administered in individual states by welfare or human resources departments. People who qualify for the food stamp program may also be eligible for the surplus food program. This is a program in which qualified recipients are given surplus foods such as cheese, eggs, milk, etc.
Many elderly people may qualify for this type of assistance because of the effect of inflation on their fixed income. Interested individuals should inquire about food stamps and surplus food programs at their local Social Security office.
See also MEDICAID; SOCIAL SECURITY.
Deedy J. Your Aging Parents. Chicago: The Thomas More Press, 1984.
Gillies, J., A Guide to Caring for Coping with
Aging Parents. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1981.

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