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A Vision for the Future: Food Assistance for Senior Adults in Kansas
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If you are an adult age 60 or older with a small income, and have few assets, there may be
money and other resources waiting for you! The Kansas Food Assistance Program helps people
buy the food they need for good health. Answer the questions below to find out if you may qualify
for the program. If you answer yes, please call for additional information. It’s confidential!
Answer the following questions to find out if you may qualify for the Kansas
Food Assistance Program. (Questions apply to all persons in your household
who cook and eat together.):
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Assets: For example, checking, savings, CDs, real estate, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc.
Do not include the value of your home.
The Vision card is an electronic debit card issued to Kansas Food
Assistance Program participants. It looks and works just like a
bank debit card.
Is the total value of your household’s assets less than $3,000?
Income: For example, Social Security, retirement, pensions, wages, self-employment, etc.
Is your houehold monthly income less than $1,037 for 1 person?
Is your household monthly income less than $1,390 for 2 persons?
Does anyone in your household receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
If you answered Yes to any of these questions, contact a Kansas SRS Service Center toll free
by calling 1-888-369-4777 to find out how to apply. You may be eligible to receive additional
dollars for food purchases.
Money is placed in Vision card accounts each
month that can be used to buy food from the
grocery store, make a contribution to meals at
a Senior Center, or purchase a Heartland SHARE.
The Vison card can help you stretch your
food budget.
For information about food assistance for senior adults, please call the Kansas SRS Service Center, 888-369-4777
Brought to you in partnership with K-State Research & Extension, 2006.