Government Agencies

Benefits Checkup (www.benefitscheckup.org)   BenefitsCheckUp is a free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA).  Many adults over 55 need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other basic needs.  There are over 2,000 benefits program to help.  But many people don’t know these programs exist and how they can apply.  BenefitsCheckUp can save you money.  Check out their website for your free report.

Medicare (www.medicare.gov) an extremely helpful site that allows you to sign-up or change plans, gives information on what Medicare covers, helps you file claims or appeals, and has makes forms available for download.

Medicaid (www.medicaid.gov)  will help you learn if you are eligible for Medicaid, find a provider, or obtain a replacement card.

Social Security Online (www.ssa.gov) is the official website of the US Social Security Administration.

New York Connects (www.nyconnects.ny.gov) is a trusted place for information about long term care and supports.

National Do Not Call Registry (www.donotcall.gov) is the site to visit to make it easier for you to stop getting telemarketing calls.

National Institute on Aging (www.nia.nih.gov) is the official website on Aging.  Has many free publications that can be delivered directly to your home.

National Institute of Health SeniorHealth (www.nihseniorhealth.gov) NIH SeniorHealth makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand, online health information via health topics, exercise stories, and short health videos.

Veterans Affairs (www.va.gov) offers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Service Members, Veterans, their dependents and survivors