Founded in 1950, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit organization with a national network of more than 14,000 organizations and leaders. Our members include senior centers, area agencies on aging, adult day service centers, faith-based service organizations, senior housing facilities, employment services, consumer groups, and leaders from academia, business, and labor.
Our programs help older people remain healthy and independent, find jobs, access benefits programs, and discover meaningful ways to continue contributing to society.
NCOA is a 501(c)3 organization located in Washington, DC.
Many older people need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other basic needs. Ironically, millions of older Americans “especially those with limited incomes” are eligible for but not receiving benefits from existing federal, state and local programs. Ranging from heating and energy assistance to prescription savings programs to income supplements, there are many public programs available to seniors in need if they only knew about them and how to apply for them.
Developed and maintained by The National Council on Aging (NCOA), BenefitsCheckUp is the nation’s most comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources.
BenefitsCheckUp includes more than 1,550 public and private benefits programs from all 50 states and the District of Columbia
Is your organization interested in sponsoring BenefitsCheckUp?
To get more information about how you can become a BenefitsCheckUp sponsor. BenefitsCheckUp exists to help the millions of older Americans who are eligible for public and private benefits, but not receiving them. The most comprehensive service of its kind, BenefitsCheckUp has screened over 2 million seniors 55 and over for federal, state and some local or private benefits programs. We could not accomplish these important societal goals without the generous support of our sponsors.
I submitted a BenefitsCheckUp through state Aging & Disability Services. I qualified for an insignificant number of services because most of these services are means tested.
I qualify for Section 8 Housing Assistance Program. The following is a copy and paste.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers federal aid to local Housing Agencies (HAs). These housing agencies provide decent and safe rental housing that is affordable for low income families, the elderly, and the disabled. Participants pay no more than 30% of their adjusted gross income. * There may be an extensive wait list for this program. *
The problem is there is an extensive 2 year wait list for this program in my area. A person with disabilities is competing with low income families and the elderly for Section 8 Housing Assistance Program.