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Can I get Help?

Article provide by BenefitsCheckUp. It’s easy to find out if you can get help with BenefitsCheckUp. Answer some questions online to find benefit programs that can help you pay for medications, health care, food, utilities and more.
Website: www.BenefitsCheckUp.org

BenefitsCheckUp is free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a nonprofit service and advocacy organization in Washington, DC.

Many adults over 55 need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other basic needs. There are over 2,000 federal, state and private benefits programs available to help. But many people don’t know these programs exist or how they can apply.

BenefitsCheckUp asks a series of questions to help identify benefits that could save you money and cover the costs of everyday expenses.

After answering the questions, you will get a report created just for you that describes the programs you may get help from. You can apply for many of the programs online or you can print an application form.

Here are the types of expenses you may get help with:

  • Medications
  • Food
  • Utilities
  • Legal
  • Health care
  • Housing
  • In-home services
  • Taxes
  • Transportation
  • Employment Training

More about the National Council on Aging

NCOA’s mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged. NCOA is a national voice for older Americans and the community organizations that serve them. The organization brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults.
Website: www.ncoa.org

Posted August 2013 on www.SeniorsResourceGuide.com