* Food Assistance
Alabama Elderly Simplified Application Project (AESAP)
The Alabama Department of Human Resources, Alabama Food Assistance Division has
implemented a revised; shortened application for elderly households to apply for
food assistance. The Alabama Elderly Simplified Application Project (AESAP) is for
households where all members are age 60 or older and have no earned income.
To be eligible for food assistance benefits, applicants must complete a simple two-page
application and verify their out-of-pocket medical expenses, citizenship status
and any questionable information. Benefits will be calculated according to normal
food assistance program rules. However, households eligible for food assistance
under AESAP will not have to come into the Food Assistance Office for an interview.
Applicants may be contacted by phone, if there is other information needed to determine
eligibility for the program.
If eligible, the household will be certified for three years, instead of the usual
one year. An annual report form answering questions about the household’s current
situation must be sent in each year.
If you are interested in getting more information, or applying for food assistance
through this project, you can contact the AESAP program by calling the new toll-free
If you think you are eligible, please complete the application which can be mailed,
faxed, or e-mailed once a signature has been affixed.
Food Assistance Simplified Application for the Elderly