13. Special rules for the “elderly” and “disabled”
The Food Stamp Program gives special help to people who are “elderly” or “disabled” regarding:
- how much income they can have and still get food stamps (see the section about income limits).
- what expenses and how much of their expenses they can deduct from their income (see the section about income deductions for the rules applicable to a household with an elderly or disabled member).
- how much in resources they can have and still get food stamps (for more details, see the section about how many resources you can have);
- whether they must fill out periodic report forms (see the section about filling out quarterly reports for related information);
- whether their income must be counted backwards (“retrospectively budgeted”) (see the section about applicant budgeting rules) for details);
- whether they have to register for work (See the section about exemptions from work requirements for more information);
- whether they may be a separate household even if they eat with others whose income is too high to get food stamps (see the section about multiple households in the same house); and
- the length of their certification period (for more details, see the section about time limits in the food stamp program).