If you are 55 or older
Website: www.benefitscheckup.org (select “Find Help”)
Provided by the National Council on the Aging, BenefitsCheckUp is an online resource for people age 55 and older who find it hard to pay for their medicines, health care, utilities, food, and other basic needs. BenefitsCheckUp helps you find state, federal, and private benefits programs where you live. This resource includes programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
By answering questions about where you live, your income, and your medicines, this service can find drug assistance programs that are available to you.
The website also includes other questionnaires that search for programs to help with rent, food, housing, property taxes, and other needs.
- Prescription Drug Assistance Programs
- To get help paying for your prescriptions
- If you are 55 or older
- If you have Medicare or are eligible for Medicare
- If you have limited income and no drug coverage
- If you have health insurance
- If your income is low: Look into Medicaid
- Tips to save money on prescription drugs
- If you’re thinking about buying drugs online
- Other ideas to explore
- Applying for a patient drug assistance program
- If you don’t live in the United States
- To learn more
Last Medical Review: October 28, 2014 Last Revised: November 13, 2014