If you are 55 or older

BenefitsCheckUp

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.

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