Age 65 or Older? Learn What Benefits You Qualify For
Every May since 1963, our country has honored the contributions of people ages 65 and older as part of Older Americans Month. Older Americans are an ever-growing population in this country, and by the year 2060, the Census Bureau estimates there will be 92 million people ages 65 and older living in the United States.
As you, your friends or family members approach retirement age, there may be many new and possibly confusing financial and healthcare decisions to face. USA.gov can help you understand the benefits that are available:
- Many preventative health care services and yearly wellness visits are free for people with Medicare under the Affordable Care Act. Similarly, Medicare Part D participants may be eligible for discounts on some of their prescription drugs. Learn more about the healthcare options and costs under the Affordable Care Act.
- The Administration on Aging helps connect you with local programs in your community and all the benefits you may be eligible for. You can find programs and resources on healthy aging, long-term care facilities, in-home services, senior housing options and more.
- When it comes to retirement planning, it can be hard to know what advice to trust. With a free packet of publications from USA.gov, you’ll learn how you can earn retirement benefits, get explanations of different types of retirement plans, learn what steps you can take to protect yourself against fraud and much more.
If you want to get more actively involved in Older Americans Month in your community, use this list of suggested activities to hold an event or volunteer with a group.