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Nourishing Our Golden Years Act

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A bill to amend the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973 to streamline application processes and reduce the administrative burden for the commodity supplemental food program, and for other purposes.

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11/07/2017Introduced in Senate

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11/07/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]* 11/07/2017
Sen. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN] 03/20/2018
Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK] 03/20/2018

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Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry11/07/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (11/07/2017)

Nourishing Our Golden Years Act

This bill amends the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973 to establish a minimum certification period of one year for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). During the certification period, a participant in the program may continue to receive benefits without a formal review of eligibility.

(The CSFP provides supplemental food to low-income elderly persons who are at least 60 years of age. Certification periods currently vary by state.)

Upon the request of a state, the Department of Agriculture must approve a state certification period of more than year, if, on an annual basis, the local agency administering the program: (1) verifies the address and continued interest of each participant in receiving benefits; and (2) has sufficient reason to determine that the participant still meets the income eligibility standards, which may include a determination that the participant has a fixed income.