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Benefits for Caregivers

A range of benefits programs can support caregivers and their loved ones. Learn how to get help with the costs of food, medicine, and more, as well as respite services to help you avoid burnout.

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Money-Saving Benefits for Seniors

Millions of older adults may be missing out on programs to help pay for food, housing, healthcare, and more. Get a snapshot of available programs and how to apply with this guide from NCOA.

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A beautiful artistic shot of a large group of multicolored fresh vegetables in a wooden crate. Fresh food can be purchased through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the largest domestic hunger safety net program, helping low-income older adults achieve food security. 

Feb 2, 2022

What Is SNAP and How Do I Apply?

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A senior Black woman is picking out carrots in the produce section.

Jan 24, 2022

7 Important Health Benefits of SNAP

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Older/senior hands are placed on top of a stack of one dollar bills.

Jan 19, 2022

How to Get Help Paying for Food, Housing, and Healthcare

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Dec 22, 2021

How to Avoid the Medicare Part D Donut Hole

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A senior Hispanic woman is getting her pneumonia vaccine.

Nov 23, 2021

Does Medicare Cover the Pneumonia Vaccine?

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A retired Veteran is looking intensely at his laptop computer at his kitchen table.

Nov 9, 2021

How Veterans Can Avoid the Benefits Buyout Scam

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A close up shot of a prescription bottle and pills scattered atop a one-hundred dollar bill.

Nov 1, 2021

What Medicare Part D Costs in 2022

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A senior Asian woman is looking at produce in the grocery store.

Aug 20, 2021

Your SNAP Benefits Are Increasing

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A close up, portrait of a Hispanic female U.S. Veteran.

Jul 19, 2021

VA Benefits: Navigation and Caregiver Support for Those with Military Service

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A senior Caucasian woman is listening to her healthcare options from a Black female doctor.

Jul 16, 2021

Choice Error: How Choosing A Medicare Plan Could Impact Your Finances and Health

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A back shot of a happy senior couple looking on from their house to the street.

Jun 17, 2021

What Is Medicaid Estate Recovery? And How Does It Work?

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A senior Hispanic woman wearing a mask is shopping at a farmer's market picking out fresh produce.

Jun 2, 2021

How to Maximize Your Food Benefits

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Senior Asian man is paying at the grocery register with his two granddaughters, while all are wearing their masks during the pandemic.

Apr 9, 2021

How Seniors Can Get Help Paying for Food with SNAP

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Two people, whose faces can't be seen, are sitting at a table discussing finances together with their computers.

Mar 18, 2021

What Is a SHIP and How Can It Help Me?

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A senior woman is in the parking hugging her granddaughters as they kiss her on the cheeks.

Mar 16, 2021

American Rescue Plan Improves Senior Health and Financial Security

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Mar 2, 2021

Energy Assistance Benefits

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A close up shot of a prescription bottle, money, pills, demonstrating the high-cost of prescriptions.

Dec 1, 2020

Prescription Help from States and Drug Manufacturers

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An older female caregiver looks fondly on a much older senior man who's sitting down, smiling by a window.

Aug 3, 2020

FAQ: Medicare Coverage of Hospice Care

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Jul 16, 2020

You’ve Earned This: Benefits Can Boost Your Budget®

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Nov 23, 2019

About the Medicare General Enrollment Period

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A senior man is looking up, where many question marks surround him - indicating that he's trying to make a decision.

Oct 31, 2019

How to Choose a Medicare Plan During Open Enrollment

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A masked postal worker in New York City holds a canvas bag full of mail and is loading it into his vehicle before heading out for the day.

May 12, 2019

Medicare for Federal and State Employees and Retirees

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Nov 1, 2018

Understanding the Medicare Enrollment Periods

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A senior woman in bed is turning off her lamp, indicating that she's going to sleep.

Aug 30, 2018

Keeping the Lights On: Housing & Utility Benefits

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An older female caregiver has her arms around her senior female loved one as they both stare happily outside.

Jun 21, 2018

What Is a Representative Payee and Who Can Become One?

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Two elder Vietnam veterans are embracing each other by the shore.

Jul 13, 2017

18 Benefits for Veterans: Helping Our Nation’s Heroes

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An older hispanic woman unpacks groceries with her daughter and granddaughter in the kitchen.

May 7, 2015

Food Assistance Benefits

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