Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Benefits Check Up for Seniors

I recently stumbled on to BenefitsCheckUp offered by the National Council on Aging. All you need to do is fill out a short questionairre and the program identifies private and/or government programs that help pay for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other needs of seniors. Once you complete the questionairre the computer instantly generates a list of agencies and contact information that fit your profile. I was able to identify a real estate exemption that will save my mother more than $330 annually.

The questionairre is easy to understand and to fill out. It generates the results instantly. Since it check across all kinds of federal, state and local agencies it saves you the time of calling each one or filling out seperate questionairres. In terms of time it will save you many hours and it also provides contact information that was of great value to me.

This program makes it very easy to determine if you are eligible for additional Medicare or Medicaid benefits. It also determines if their are state or local tax exemptions or help with bills such as electricity.

Here is the link to BenefitsCheckUp

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