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Minn. Food Support eligibility expanded

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WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Board on Aging is reminding the public that income and asset levels for the Minnesota Food Support program have changed, meaning more individuals may now be eligible for the program.

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Income limits have been increased from 135 percent to 165 percent of the federal poverty guideline. The threshold is now $1,490 a month for a single adult and $2,004 for a couple. The asset limit for the program has also been eliminated.

For more information about food support and other assistance programs, or for application assistance, contact the Senior LinkAge Line

at 1-800-333-2433 or go to www.

MinnesotaHelp.info to chat live with a Senior LinkAge Line specialist.

The Senior LinkAge Line is a free service of the Minnesota Board on Aging. Specialists provide in-depth counseling on long-term care options, health insurance counseling and other assistance to help older Minnesotans age well in their homes and in the community.

Information about applying for the Food Support Program also is available through the Food Support Hotline at 1-800-657-3698.

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