DTA has released the “New” SNAP Application for Seniors ( 60+). Please share this with Outreach staff and others on your team who assist older people with SNAP applications. Most of you are already aware of the changes to the new application and they include:

  • Reading level was reduced
  • Font was increased
  • Additional questions were incorporated that specifically apply to the senior population in the assisting persons section; Question 16 and 17
  • Notice of Rights, Responsibilities and Penalties section was simplified.

A copy of the SNAP Application for Seniors is also attached for your reference along with the OLGT 2017-90.

At your earliest convenience please begin using the SNAP Application for Seniors your senior population. DTA will still be accepting and processing the Simplified SNAP Application for Elderly Applicants.

If you have questions please contact DTA SNAP Outreach staff, Karen Driscoll (phone: 617-348-5636 | 978-725-7204), karen.driscoll@state.ma.us  or Lorraine Ward (phone: 617-348-5636 | 978-725-7204), lorraine.ward@massmail.state.ma.us


Press Release

Massachusetts Councils
on Aging

116 Pleasant Street, Suite 306
Easthampton, MA 01027
Telephone: 413-527-6425
Fax: 413-527-7138