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Paying for Meals and Groceries

There are several ways older adults and people with disabilities can pay for meals and groceries. Each program offers its own services and supports and determines its own criteria for eligibility.

Select a financial option to learn more.

Private Pay: Private pay refers to using personal funds to cover all or a portion of an expense. There are different ways to acquire private pay resources.

CT Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE): This program enables older adults to remain in their homes with services and supports instead of residing in a nursing facility or other institutional setting to receive care.

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Waiver: This waiver provides services and supports for individuals with an acquired brain injury who are receiving or otherwise would receive care in an institution.

Affording Groceries with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): SNAP is a federal nutrition program that helps low-income individuals buy healthy food through cash benefits.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP): This emergency food program provides specific grocery items to eligible households through participating food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens.

Elderly Nutrition Program: The Elderly Nutrition Program provides eligible older adults and people with disabilities nutritional meals at congregate meal sites or delivered to their home.

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