NCOA works with national sponsors and government agencies to offer this free service to anyone who wants to see if they may be eligible for public programs and services.
The BenefitsCheckUp is a 50-state (including the District of Columbia) online service to provide public benefit screening. There are hundreds of programs that help seniors in many ways. In fact there are more than 1,000 different benefit programs listed in the BenefitsCheckUp database, ranging from health coverage to supplemental income and help in paying utility bills. Millions of older adults are eligible for benefits, but are not receiving them.
Using BenefitsCheckUp means that you do not have to spend hours of your time searching government agencies to learn about the programs that match your circumstances. Go to BenefitsCheckUp now and find out about programs that may help you stay independent .
The National Senior Citizens Law Center publishes the latest updates affecting many benefits.
The AARP Foundation's National Legal Training Project has published the 2003 Update of Public Benefits on their website for viewing or downloading in English and Spanish.
The Update provides figures for 12 public benefits, including Social Security Retirement, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability, Medicare, Medicaid--Spousal Impoverishment, Railroad Retirement, QMB, SLMB, QI, QDWI, Food Stamps, and Veterans Benefits.
California Medicare patients need pay no more than Medi-Cal prices for their prescription drugs, thanks to Senate Bill 393. The California Department of Health Services website offers detailed information about this California prescription drug discount program.
The page includes a Calculator for the Medi-Cal price of the top 200 most requested drugs and the full text of SB 393 law providing reduced prescription prices for California Medicare patients.
The Multipurpose Senior Centers (MSC) act as a resource for many seniors, helping them gain access to information and assistance.
Geriatric professionals assess the needs of frail
clients, work with them and their families to develop appropriate plans
and assist them in obtaining needed services and follow-up.
They are familiar with resources and housing available in your community.
Our Find a Multipurpose Senior Center page can help you locate an MSC close to you.
The following agencies can help you solve problems with benefits:
Solve a Problem |
Senior Centers |
Long Term Care