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Federal Assistance Programs for Older Americans 

Administration on Aging 

The Administration on Aging, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has collected information about all of its free online resources. The AOA offers resources for caregivers, nutrition and health promotion programs, elder justice, adult protective services, and the national aging network.

 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human services, works to advance excellence in health care. To do this the AHRQ provides support for research and is designed to improve the quality and outcomes of healthcare. At the same time, the AHRQ works to address patient safety, reduce costs, reduce medical errors, and increase access to healthcare services.

 

Alliance for Retired Americans 

The Alliance for Retired Americans is a countrywide organization created in 2001 to make sure their member’s are represented in America’s laws, politics, policies and institutions. With over 4.3 million mobilized members, the Alliance for Retired Americans leads a grassroots movement pushing for a progressive social and political agendas.

 

BenefitsCheckUp - find government programs and services

BenefitsCheckUp is a free service offered by the National Council on Aging to find the federal, state and private benefits you may qualify for.  BenefitsCheckUp has helped over 4 million seniors find over $15.5 billion worth of benefits. Simply answer a series of questions and BenefitsCheckUp will then prepare a report describing the programs you may get assistance from. These programs may aid with your daily expenses, medications, utilities, housing, taxes, transportation, and employment training.

  

ClinicalTrials.gov 

ClinicalTrials.gov is a publicly and privately supported result database of clinical studies from around the globe. The offer search tools for patients and families, for researchers, and for study record managers.

  

Consumer Product Safety Commission 

The Consumer Produce Safety Commission is committed to protecting the public from preventable injury, death or risks associated with consumer products. The commission protects individuals from fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazards. Find research, statistics, information about recalls, and safety education on their website.

 

DisabilityInfo.org

DisabilityInfo’s committed to improve the lives of people with disabilities and those that aid them. Their site offers technical assistance, training, online education, and referrals.


Eldercare Locator

Eldercare Locator gives referral resources, local information, and contact information for local and state agencies from the United State’s Health and Human Services. Simply search for help in your community be searching by location or topic.


USA.gov

USA .gov is a web portal hosting comprehensive information on government resources, services and forms for citizens, business and government. Their site also features a comprehensive A-Z index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies to serve you.


Federal Trade Commission: Consumer Protection

The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection prevents unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent practices by businesses. The federal organization collects complaints, conducts investigations, sues companies, develop new rules to maintain a fair marketplace, and educate consumers and businesses about their rights. Use their site to file a complaint and even report robocalls.


National Academy on an Aging Society 

The National Academy on Aging Society collects research on the issues related to the aging population. The Society offers an e-newsletter to keep you up to date on the current state of aging and health, civic engagement in an older America, older workers, aging related public policy reports.  They also offer a hot topics section covering everything from Ageism to Social Security.


National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association 

Founded in 1921, the NARFE is a nonprofit organization dedicated protecting and enhancing the earned pay, retirement and health care benefits of federal retirees, federal employees, and their survivors. Their website offers extensive resource to find more information about the federal benefit programs available.

 

National Association of State Units on Aging & Disabilities

The National Association of Statues United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUD) is a non-profit organization that represents state and local agencies on aging. Their site offers community opportunities and up to date publications.


National Council on Aging 

The National Council on the Aging created BenefitsCheckUp to help older adults to quickly identify programs that may improve the quality of their lives. Family and friends can also obtain facts about benefits that their loved ones may qualify for. Chances are, you will be surprised to learn what benefits are available to you, regardless of your income.


Medicare 

Medicare puts thorough Medicare resources at your finger tips. From online information about your coverage, the difference coverages, and where to find health services.


Railroad Retirement Board

The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is the home for information about your railroad retirement or survivor benefit programs. The RRB’s site gives up to date news and contact information for their variety of programs.

  

Social Security Online Services

The Social Security’s site offers a full array of services. You easily can manage and define your coverage. Also, find contact information for your local Social Security office for further assistance.

 

State Medicaid Offices

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website will help you easily find up to date information about your medicare and medicaid programs.


Veterans Administration 

The official site of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Their site will help you determine your healthcare benefits, information about special VA home loans, up to date news, and education options available under your VA benefits.