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MN seniors benefiting from food stamps more than ever before

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(WDAY News) - More seniors in Minnesota are using food stamps than ever before.

The Department of Human services says those 65 and older are the fastest growing group of people receiving the benefit.

Last year, 58 percent of eligible seniors used food stamps, that's about 50,000 Minnesotans.

10-years ago, around 33 percent of eligible seniors used the program.

The Department says more people are likely signing up because it no longer has the stigma it used to.

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