There are over 2,500 beneﬁt programs available nationwide. BenefitsCheckUp connects struggling seniors to programs that can help them afford food, utilities, medicine and more.
Through the Benefits CheckUp website you can look for beneﬁts such as:
- Savings on Medication – You may be eligible for programs that save money on medications and other health care costs (such as copays and deductibles). People who have applied for these benefits can save, on average, $4,900 annually in assistance.
- Savings on Healthcare – You may be eligible for programs that can provide health insurance that pays for your medical costs and other medical expenses. You can also get health care assistance through chore services, home care, nursing home care, and waiver benefits.
- Income Assistance – You may be able to get help from programs that can provide you with cash assistance so that you can have a minimum level of income to pay for basic needs such as: food, clothing, and shelter.
- Nutrition Assistance Programs – You may be eligible for nutrition assistance programs that gives you a cash benefit so that you can buy nutritional foods to help you stay healthy. You can also get help from food/meal assistance programs which can be delivered to your home or at various community locations.
- Housing Assistance Programs – You may be eligible for housing programs that can help you find and pay for affordable housing or help you keep your home. There are also home repair programs that can help you fix critical and safety issues found in your home or help pay for your household utilities (e.g. heating, cooling, and phone).
- Tax Relief Programs – Tax relief programs can help you with paying the property taxes on your home. You may be eligible for benefits such as: homestead exemptions, rebates, credits, deductions, deferrals, refunds, and abatements. You can also get help reducing the taxes you pay on other items.
- Programs for Veterans – There are many programs that can help veterans and their families. Programs include federal and state benefits such as: housing assistance, education grants, pensions, home aid and attendance, rehabilitation, and other benefits.
- Help with Employment – You may be able to get help finding employment by using tools that can help you assess your career objectives and find resources that help you in your job search. You can also use your abilities to help your community by volunteering as a mentor, foster grandparent, and other opportunities.
- Counseling Assistance – Don’t miss out on other benefit programs such as: counseling assistance that can help you better understand your health insurance coverage, information and referral services if you have hearing or vision loss, respite care services for caretakers, pension assistance, parks and recreational discounts, education programs, transportation assistance, and other services.