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NCLER: Legal Basics: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • 31 Jan 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • webinar

Free Webinar: Legal Basics: Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

When: Tuesday, January 31, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. P.T./2:00-3:00 p.m. E.T.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp Program) is our nation's most effective and widest-reaching anti-hunger program, providing participants with a monthly benefit to purchase food and reducing overall food insecurity by as much as 30%. Older adults who participate in SNAP receive on average $104 per month to help put food on the table. But more than half of older adults who qualify to receive SNAP are missing out on benefits—an estimated 5 million people in all.

This training will explain the SNAP benefit with a focus on how it serves older adults, how to help clients access the program and receive the maximum benefit amount, and tips and strategies for overcoming access barriers.

Participants in this free webcast will be able to:

  • Understand who the SNAP program serves;
  • Understand recent changes and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on SNAP eligibility and benefits;
  • Identify barriers to enrollment that seniors face and ways to overcome those barriers;
  • Outline the process to determine SNAP eligibility; and
  • Identify common problems that may require an appeal.


  • Brandy Bauer, National Council on Aging
  • Trinh Phan, Justice in Aging

Capacity for this session is limited to 3,000 participants, and all participants will have the option of accessing audio through the computer or by phone. Closed captioning will be available. Please be sure to log onto the webinar a few minutes early in order to secure your place for the live presentation on Zoom. If you would like to request ASL interpretation or have other accessibility related questions, please email at least a week in advance.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our website shortly after the presentation. The recording and training materials will also be emailed to all registrants within a few days after the training. We are unable to offer CEU’s or other certifications. Thank you for understanding.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET. and will run for one hour.


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