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Benefits Check-Up Fact Sheet

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Benefits Check-Up Fact Sheet

  • BenefitsCheckUp® is the most comprehensive, Web-based service of its kind in the nation that screens for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources.
  • BenefitsCheckUp® screens for more than 2,000 public and private benefits programs, from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • More than three million people have been successfully screened through individual or agency use of BenefitsCheckUp®
  • BenefitsCheckUp® screens for programs that can help with the cost of prescription drugs, heating bills, housing and rent, food, legal services, medical costs, in-home services, tax relief, Veterans benefits, employment, and volunteer opportunities.
  • Screenings are confidential. Users are not required to enter their name, address, phone number, or any other personally identifiable information.
  • Reports can be printed that describe each benefit a person has been found potentially eligible for, including information on where to apply locally and documentation required.
  • More than 1,400 downloadable application forms are available for benefits programs.  Users can also apply online for the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D) Low Income Subsidy (LIS/Extra Help).