38. Are there special rules for seniors and persons with disabilities?
If you are disabled or a senior aged 60 or older you may benefit from special rules including:
- More of your shelter costs can be deducted in the SNAP math. See Question 88.
- You can claim out-of-pocket medical expenses as a deduction to boost your SNAP benefits. See Question 80.
- You might still qualify for some SNAP benefits even if your gross income exceeds the 200% gross income test. However, you must also meet a $3,500 asset test Se Question 67.
- You may be able to waive the five-year waiting period for immigrant adults who are LPRs, parolees or battered. See Question 50.
- You may be eligible to apply as a seperate SNAP household even if you live with others who buy and prepare food for you. See Question 37.
- You may benefit from special certification rules that mean you get SNAP for longer and do not need to compleet Interim Reports. See Question 101.
- You can also use the DTA Senior Assistance Office for help. See Question 25.