Have you ever heard of BenefitsCheckUp? Or perhaps the Nation Council on Aging? If not it is time to learn.
BenefitsCheckUp is a free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a nonprofit service and advocacy organization in Arlington, VA.
Many adults over 55 need help to pay for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential needs. There are over 2,500 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:
- In-home services
- Employment Training
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a respected national leader and trusted partner
to help older adults meet the challenges of aging. Through innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy, NCOA is partnering with nonprofit organizations, government, and businesses to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020. Learn more at ncoa.org and @NCOAging.