Government Benefits for Seniors

Federal programs providing benefits to eligible adults, including: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Welfare, unemployment benefits, and/or food stamps.

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  • Federal, state and local governments offer many programs, services and benefits for seniors and their caregivers, but few people know these resources exist or how to access them. This is your go-to guide for getting assistance.

  • An Area Agency on Aging (AAA) help seniors locate community resources available to assist in remaining independent and safely aging in place. Find the elder care services provided by the Area Agency on Aging near you.

  • Programs and assistance vary widely by state and individual circumstances, but some financial help may be available for family caregivers who are looking to offset the costs of providing care for an elderly loved one.

  • Most seniors start drawing Social Security as soon as they’re eligible, not knowing that waiting could be beneficial for them and their spouse. If you're healthy and expect a long, fulfilling retirement, you should consider waiting to claim your benefits.

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