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Many Seniors Missing Out On CalFresh (Formerly Food Stamps)

by Richard Kuehn on 12/04/19

The Monterey Herald recently published a sad article stating that 1.6 million Californians who are eligible for CalFresh (28%) don't receive this assistance.  The reasons are many.  A 61-year old home caretaker in Oakland was cut off last year after her paperwork was lost.  Out of work, she can no longer afford groceries.  Another woman, 62 years old, told The Herald that she won't apply for food stamps because it might prevent her from qualifying for U.S. citizenship.  College students and seniors are among the groups most likely to miss out on the aid that they qualify for.  For seniors in California, just 19% get assistance compared with 42% on the national level.

https://www.kqed.org/news/11785978/college-students-seniors-and-immigrants-miss-out-on-food-stamps-heres-why

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