SNAP can be a vital resource if you are elderly or a person with a disability, especially if you are living on a fixed income. Whether you own your home, live in elderly housing or a group home, or have moved in with family, you may qualify for benefits.
Project Bread recognizes that the term “disability” can include a wide variety of different conditions, such as physical impairment, mental impairment, neurodivergence, etc. A disability doesn’t always mean an impairment or deficiency. We also understand that a person with a disability isn’t necessarily on a government disability program. For government programs such as SNAP, a disability status as recognized by a government agency is needed. Examples of these disability statuses are given later.
We also respect a person’s right to choose how they prefer to be addressed. For this page, we have chosen to use “persons with disabilities” instead of “disabled people.” We recognize that the person with a disability is the one who chooses how they prefer to be addressed. One way is not better than the other.