SENIOR Eligibility Requirements
No person is "entitled" to SFMNP checks; as the budget does not allow enough checks to satisfy everyone who wishes to receive them and is eligible. Issuance is on a first come-first serve basis until all available funds are expended.
Senior FMNP- Both criteria must be met in order to receive SFMNP coupons.
1. Age - person must be 60 years of age or older on the day of application, no one under age 60 is eligible.
2. Income level - to be eligible on the basis of income, recipients’ gross household income must not exceed the following limits:
$1,658.00 monthly……for a household of ------1
$2,233.00 monthly……for a household of ------2
$2,808.00 monthly……for a household of ------3
$3,383.00 monthly……for a household of ------4
$3,957.00 monthly……for a household of ------5
$4,532.00 monthly……for a household of ------6
(Household: a group of related or non-related individuals living together as one economic unit. These amounts are at 165% of 2017-2018 Federal Poverty Guidelines.)
How To Apply for SENIOR FMNP Coupons
The Senior FMNP is administered by the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries, Farmers Market Authority Section to provide coupons to low-income seniors that are 60 years of age or older that can be used to purchase eligible foods (fruits, vegetables, honey, and fresh-cut herbs) from farmers that grow them and are selling them directly to you at local farmers markets and roadside stands.
If you are interested in applying for the SFMNP vouchers, you can complete and submit an application on our web site by going to http://fma.alabama.gov/seniornutrition/. If approved, you will receive your vouchers by mail to be used at Farmers Market Authority (FMA) approved markets and roadside stands. The coupons/vouchers must be expended by November 15 of the calendar year you receive them.