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Overview of Benefit Programs

Over 2500 programs exist to help financially insecure older adults and their families with the cost of basic needs (healthcare, medications, housing, food, utilities) as well as additional expenses. A combination of these programs can be critical to the long-term health, wellness and comfort of 49 million retirement-age Americans. Every taxpayer has contributed to these programs, yet many seniors who qualify do not apply. One in three Americans age 65+ are eligible for financial resources to help with everyday expenses and practical needs.

  • Millions eligible for free cost-saving programs

  • Over 2500 programs created to help seniors

  • To discover available resources, take our benefits assessment.

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Age Well Planner is an educational website created by nonprofit the National Council on Aging (NCOA). We provide information, resources, and referrals on topics such as: Benefits, Income, and Medicare.

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