Benefits Navigation for Older Adults

Free face-to-face assistance applying for public benefits to improve financial stability


You may be one of the 20,000 to 25,000 low-income older adults in Bucks County who are eligible for but not enrolled in these publicly funded benefits. If your 2017 gross monthly income is lower than $1,980 (single) or $2,670 (couple), you may be eligible for benefits.

Enrollment improves economic stability.  Financial stability lowers the risk of nursing home placement and increases opportunity for aging in place.

Services

We provide free public benefits counseling to low-income older adults.

Our Benefits Navigator can help you apply for:

  • SNAP – also called Food Stamps
  • LIHEAP – Heating Assistance
  • PACE/PACENet – to help lower prescription costs
  • Extra Help/LIS – also helps lower your prescription costs
  • Medicare Savings Benefit (MSB) – the state will pay your Medicare Part B premium
  • Medical Assistance – to provide comprehensive, low cost health care
  • Property Tax/Rent Rebate – receive a refund of taxes or rent paid in the prior year

Need Other Help?
If so, we will refer you to the appropriate resources to meet your needs.

Common Misconceptions

  • Many older adults do not realize they are eligible. We evaluate your eligibility
  • Applying for benefits can be confusing and time consuming. We help you navigate through the application process. We assist you with obtaining documents needed to support benefits applications.
  • Accepting benefits does not take them away from others. They are available to anyone who qualifies.

Program Eligibility

Services are free of charge to low-income older adults living in independent housing in Bucks County.

How to Access Services

Call us!  We will do a preliminary evaluation of your benefits eligibility by phone. If you appear to be eligible, we will schedule an appointment to meet you in your home or nearby location.

Make a Referral

Contact Us

For additional information, please contact our Older Adult Benefits Navigator at 215.757.6916, ext. 239 or benefitsnavigation@fsabc.org.

Benefits Navigation for Older Adults is a partnership with United Way of Bucks County’s Benefits Access Community Solutions Team.

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