As a senior citizen, you may qualify for assistance programs that can help with health care costs, nutrition, increase access to community volunteer activities and offer employment opportunities, among other benefits. Benefits.gov is home to a range of information on senior related resources offered by our Federal Partners.
Our Partner, the Social Security Administration (SSA), is responsible for many programs focusing on the health and financial stability of senior citizens. The Social Security Medicare Program is our country’s health insurance program for citizens age 65 or older, or those with a qualifying disability. The Medicare Savings Programs help eligible recipients with limited income and resources to pay for some or all of their Medicare premiums, deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance. Last, Social Security Retirement Insurance Benefits are available for individuals who have earned enough credits and are at least age 62. Visit the Benefits.gov “Social Security Retirement” category to learn more about retirement options. If you would like to find out if you’re eligible for any of the Social Security benefits, take the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool questionnaire.