Financial Assistance Programs listed in this section are either federal or state programs that assist senior adults to meet basic needs.
For a quick eligibility screening, try BenefitsCheckUp. It is an online eligibility screening service created by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to assist older adults to quickly identify programs that may improve the quality of their lives. The service is confidential and free. It takes 10-15 minutes to provide some information about their financial situation. The program provides a printout containing all of the programs that the person is potentially eligible for, and information on the application procedure. If you need assistance filling out BenefitsCheckUp or help applying for benefits, call our CHOICES Information Specialist at 1-800-994-9422.