Senior SNAP Access Survey

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee, along with Feeding America, needs input from seniors age 60 and over about why they are not applying for SNAP benefits. Please take a few moments to give your input by answering these True or False questions below.

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* 1. I DO use the internet for information on senior programs and services.

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* 2. I would not apply online, I need someone to send me an application and assist me in applying.

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* 3. I DO NOT use the internet for information on senior programs and services.

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* 4. I used the pre-screen tool, but it’s hard to understand.

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* 5. I can apply online and don’t need assistance.

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* 6. It is hard for me to get to the DHS office – I need someone to take me.

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* 7. I don’t have the necessary papers to apply – I need someone to help me get my paperwork.

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* 8. I have received benefits in the past, but the amount is too low and not worth the trouble to apply.

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* 9. My income qualifies, but I think my assets are too great.

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* 10. People living in my house are not related to me.

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* 11. I always eat out so it doesn’t help me.

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* 12. I may qualify, but if I get SNAP it takes it away from others who need it.

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* 13. My grandchildren (or great grandchildren) live with me, but I don’t have custody of them. Therefore, I don’t count them in my household count.

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* 14. My partner and I are living together, but not married; both our incomes have to be counted. 

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* 15. I could probably qualify, but don’t want to use SNAP.  I would be embarrassed to receive government funded assistance.

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* 16. I may qualify, but SNAP is just for poor people.

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* 17. I don’t want to be seen using the card at the grocery store.

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* 18. Please enter your information. It is to be used for survey purposes only.

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