The Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming Counties announced the distribution schedule of Farmers Market nutrition vouchers provided by the Pennsylvania and United States Departments of Agriculture.
To be eligible, you must be a resident of Luzerne or Wyoming County have proof of residence, be at least 60 years of age by December 31, 2011, proof of age required and meet income guidelines based on 2011 total household income: (all income is included, i.e., social security, black lung, pension, etc.) Self declaration - no proof required. 1 person - $20,147, 2 people - $27,214 3 people - $34,281 4 people - $41,348
Each qualifying individual is allowed four $5 vouchers per year. Vouchers will not be sent out by mail. A person can obtain vouchers for an eligible senior as long as they have a signed and completed proxy form with them when picking up the vouchers.
These forms are now available at any of the senior centers sponsored by Area Agency on Aging listed below. Regular weekly hours are listed for each center. No other form or note will be allowed. The ‘proxy’ form shown in the paper can be used.
A limit of two proxy forms is allowed per person. A spouse must have the official proxy form if picking up vouchers for his/her spouse. A person having power of attorney is required to provide a completed and signed proxy form.
There will be a one day voucher distribution at all area agency on aging sponsored senior centers. Representatives will be available on Thursday, June 9, 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. at the Pittston Senior Center, 441 North Main St., Pittston – 655-5561 during regular center hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.
Based on prior experience, the earlier you arrive at a designated site, the longer you will have to wait in line.