Articles About Financial Assistance for Seniors

  1. Supplemental Security Income

    Article - If you're caring for someone who's 65 or older, or someone of any age who's blind or disabled, who has very low income and few assets, she may be eligible for SSI (Supplemental Security Income), a monthly government cash benefit. This is true even if she owns her home.
  2. Veterans Benefits: Financial Help for Veterans and Their Survivors

    Article - Veterans benefits can ease a senior or disabled person's finances. To help a veteran apply, consider these qualifications for veterans benefits.
  3. V.A. Grants for Adapted Vehicles

    Article - V.A. grants help some veterans buy a specially adapted vehicle or adapt their own. Learn who qualifies and how to apply for an adapted vehicle grant.
  4. V.A. Burial Benefits

    Article - The V.A. offers burial benefits for some veterans' families. What benefits are offered, who qualifies, and how to apply for V.A. burial benefits.
  5. V.A. Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

    Article - The V.A. Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) goes monthly to a veteran's survivors. Learn who's eligible, what's paid, and how to apply.
  6. V.A. Service-Connected Disability Compensation

    Article - The V.A. compensates for disability due to active-duty injury or illness. Learn who's eligible, what the V.A. pays, and how to apply.
  7. V.A. Home Modification Grants

    Article - The V.A. provides home-modification grants for veterans, under certain conditions. Learn who's eligible, what the V.A. pays, and how to apply.
  8. V.A. Medical Benefits

    Article - Most veterans are eligible for V.A. medical benefits -- with some restrictions. Learn who's eligible, what benefits are provided, and how to apply.
  9. V.A. Pension

    Article - The V.A. pays monthly benefits to certain low-income veterans. Learn who's eligible, how much the V.A. pays, and how to apply for a V.A. pension.
  10. Priority V.A. Medical Benefits for Veterans With a Service-Connected Disability

    Article - Some veterans receive priority medical care from the V.A. Learn about the priority group system, who's eligible, and how to apply for priority care.
  11. CHAMPVA Medical Benefits

    Article - The V.A. offers medical benefits through CHAMPVA, which is similar to Medicare. Learn what coverage is available, who's eligible, and how to apply.
  12. V.A. Nursing Home Benefits

    Article - Various nursing home and other long-term care programs are available to veterans through the V.A. Learn about V.A. long-term care and how to apply.
  13. V.A. Benefits Finder: For Older Veterans and Their Families

    Article - Various benefits are available to veterans and their families through the V.A. Learn which benefits are offered and how to find out more about them.
  14. National Council on Aging: Interview With Paul DelPonte

    Article - If your loved one is struggling with economic security or health issues, you should know about NCOA's resources and how they can help.
  15. Who Qualifies for Veterans Medical Benefits

    Article - Who qualifies for veterans medical benefits? Our primer describes who qualifies for veterans medical benefits and how to help a veteran apply.
  16. How to Get Paid for Being a Family Caregiver

    Article - You could get paid for being a caregiver if your family member is on Medicaid. See if you can get paid for being a caregiver by Medicaid or insurance.
  17. Social Security Benefits

    Article - Know the Social Security retirement benefits a senior is eligible for, when those benefits kick in, and what benefits will come to his or her spouse.
  18. V.A. Death Pension

    Article - The V.A. Death Pension aids some surviving spouses and children of deceased veterans. Learn who's eligible, how much is paid, and how to apply.
  19. V.A. Aid and Attendance and Housebound Benefits

    Article - Learn what V.A. Aid and Attendance benefits and Housebound benefits are, who is eligible for them, and how to apply for these V.A. benefits.
  20. 9 Government Benefits You Might Be Missing Out On

    Article - Help is available -- much more help than most people realize. Here, 9 government benefits that experts say most people are missing out on.
  21. Low Income -- Paying for Home Care

    Article - To help pay for in-home care, find out whether your loved one qualifies for public benefits such as Medicaid, VA assistance, or other programs.
  22. Medicare and Veterans Medical Benefits: Which One Can I Use?

    Article - How to determine whether to use your Veterans medical benefits or Medicare to pay for medical bills, prescription drugs, and other medical services.
  23. You're Turning 65: A Must-Do Checklist

    Article - Eight steps to take at age 65 to safeguard your long-term financial and healthcare security. You're Turning 65: A Must-Do Checklist
  24. Public Benefits and Home Healthcare

    Article - Home healthcare costs add up quickly, so it pays to look into public benefits such as Medicare or other programs that can help cover home care costs.
  25. Exploring Options for Home Healthcare

    Article - Home healthcare costs add up fast, and some insurance and other programs won't cover them. Consider other options for paying for home healthcare.
  26. 3 Ways to Help You Pay for Home Healthcare

    Article - Costs for home healthcare vary widely. Learn more about some options to pay for home healthcare that's not covered by insurance or other programs.
  27. How to Use Public Benefit Programs to Help Pay for Adult Daycare

    Article - To help pay for adult daycare for someone with limited income, learn about the variety of public benefit programs that help cover adult daycare.
  28. Public Benefits for Assisted Living

    Article - For those with very low income and few assets, Medicaid and VA benefits may be able to help pay the costs of an assisted-living facility.
  29. How to Use Public Benefits to Help Pay for Long-Term Nursing Home Costs

    Article - If your loved one has low income and few assets, public benefits may be available to help pay for nursing home care.
  30. Caregiver Organizations

    Article - Discover the bounty of nonprofit caregiving organizations that solve problems, lighten your stress load, and more.
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