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Making Your Checkup

Quick & Easy

National Council of Aging (NCOA) 
Take A Stand is working with the NCOA to offer you free access to BenefitsCheckUp®.

• Founded in 1950, NCOA is a trusted, non-profit organization working to improve the lives of older adults.

• Serves as a national voice for older Americans and the community organizations that serve them.

• Developed long-standing community programs, such as Meals on Wheels.

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What is BenefitsCheckUp®?


• A free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA).

• An online screening tool that can help you find benefits you may be eligible for from over 2,500 federal, state and private programs.

• A completely private and confidential online tool.


How does this help you? 


Here are some of the expenses 

BenefitsCheckUp® may help you with: 

Medications | Food | Utilities

Legal Assistance | Health Care  

Housing | Property Taxes | Transportation Employment Training


Example 1

Meet John

John is a single man. He is a retired veteran with an income of $13,500. He rents an apartment and takes several medications. 

John Might Find Help From: 

• Supplemental Nutrition

   Assistance Program 

• Tax credit for the elderly and


• Utility help program

• Home care services

• Prescription 

• Transportation service 


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Example 2

Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a married woman. Together with her husband, they have a combined income of $40,000. 

They own their home. She takes a few medications. She is unable work.


Elizabeth might find help from

• Property tax relief program

• Home care assistance

• Utility help programs

Many people are often surprised that they can get extra help! 

How to Complete Your Screening
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• Click "Find Benefits Programs"

• Click on "Go" under either the "Comprehensive            Screening" or the "Express Screening"

• Complete the questionnaire - You do not need to        answer every question, but you will get better              results if you provide complete information.

• Click on "View and Print Report"

Your Benefit Specialist Can Also Help You Complete

the Online Questionnaire. 

You Have Options!

Option 2
Comprehensive Screening

Screens for all 2,500 benefit programs. Only takes 20 - 30 minutes to complete.


Highly Recommend! 

Option 1
Option 1
Express Screening

Quick way to find help from some of the most common benefit programs. Only takes 15 - 20 minutes to complete.


Option 3
Printed Questionnaire

You can print either the Express or Comprehensive questionnaires. Fill it out and go back and enter responses. 

Here's What You'll Need for Your Screening:

• Your ZIP code

• Your birthday and/or your spouse's birthday

• Where you live: house, apartment or mobile home

• How long have you lived there?

• Are you or your spouse a Veteran?

• Did you or your spouse ever work for the state, local, county or federal government or the railroads?

• What are the names of the medicines you take? (Have your medicine bottles or information with you.)

• How much money do you make in a month?

• What other expenses do you have (such as mortgage/rent, utilities, out-of-pocket medical bills, etc.)?

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