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Financial Assistance

Today's older adults can expect to live longer than previous generations. Due to the complex decisions and challenges involving money management issues in later life, older adults may need assistance and additional resources to get their finances in order.

The following resources provide information on financial management, assistance programs, and more.

National Information and Resources

The website helps consumers find benefits programs that help them pay for prescription drugs, health care, rent, utilities, and other needs. The BenefitsCheckUp Website includes information from more than 1,650 public and private benefits programs from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The site creates an online point of access to financial information from the 21 Federal agencies, departments and bureaus.

Women's Institute For A Secure Retirement
The site contains a variety of consumer publications including fact sheets, booklets and other materials that explain complex financial issues in easy-to-understand language.

AARP – Money
This section of the AARP website provides information on saving for retirement, estate planning, employment options, consumer protection, and more.

GovBenefits is a partnership of Federal agencies designed to provide improved, personalized access to government assistance programs.

Veterans Benefits

The eBenefits portal is a Veterans Administration and Department of Defense one-stop shop for benefits-related online tools and information. The portal is designed for Wounded Warriors, Veterans, Service members, their families, and those who care for them. You can also get information from the National Hotline for VA benefits at 1-800-827-1000.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
This site provides information about SNAP, a Federal program that helps people with little or no income buy nutritious food.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
The site provides information about LIHEAP, a Federal program that helps low income households, primarily in meeting their immediate home energy needs.

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
The site provides information about WAP), a Federal program that enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient.

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The Eldercare Locator is pleased to provide the following brochures that offer financial tips and information. To view our entire list of publications visit the Resources section on this website.

Pick Up The Pace

Prescription Drug Options for Older Adults: Managing Your Medicines

Winter Warmth and Safety: Home Energy Tips for Older Adults

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