Benefits Assistance

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)


If you are 60+, applying for SNAP might be easier than you think!

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally funded, means-tested entitlement program that provides certain low-income individuals and families with a monthly benefit that they can use to buy food.

The Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability (SETAAAD) provides free application assistance.

For more information or application assistance, contact the SNAP Benefits Coordinator, by calling 1-866-836-6678 or (423) 424-4256.

This project is funded by a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee. This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)


The SHIP Program provides free objective counseling and assistance to persons with questions regarding Medicare related issues.

Want to learn more about Medicare's new Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D)?

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) through the Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability will be providing informational and question-and-answer sessions to assist Medicare Beneficiaries and their families make a decision about Medicare and the new Prescription Drug Benefit.  The information is non-biased and provided free of charge.  Residents of all area counties are welcome to take part.

Please contact the toll-free SHIP ASSISTANCE LINE: 1-877-801-0044

The SHIP project was supported, in part by grant numbers 90SAPG0069-04-00, 2201TNMIAA-00, 2201TNMIDR-00, and 2201TNMISH-00, AND 90MPPG0098 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.