15 States Where Retirees Are Struggling to Survive

14. South Carolina

Hilton Head Island

Nearly 20% of seniors cut back on eating because they couldn’t afford it. | designheid/iStock/Getty Images

  • Senior poverty rate: 9.3%
  • State poverty rate: 16.6%

Hunger is becoming more of a problem among seniors in South Carolina. In the past two years, access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program decreased from 72.5% to 58% of adults age 60 and older who are living in poverty. Roughly 19.3% of seniors in South Carolina had to reduce food intake or skip meals due to lack of food resources. When it comes to the health of the state’s economy, it received a WalletHub ranking of 24 out of 51.

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