Elderly Participation and the Minimum Benefit

Last Modified: 02/25/2014
Viernes, Noviembre 1, 2002

Many elderly individuals eligible for food stamps do not participate. While there are many possible reasons, one commonly offered explanation is that benefits are often too small to justify the effort needed to apply. This analysis suggests that most elderly are eligible for fairly substantial food stamp benefits, although a significant number are eligible only for a small benefit.

Participation Rates