Thanks to newly upgraded digital infrastructure, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) has helped connect more older adults with benefits programs that assist them with covering basic needs such as health care, food, housing, and utilities. The organization’s newly improved online tools, BenefitsCheckUp and the Age Well Planner, now work more effectively and efficiently to provide step-by-step guidance on how older adults can access critical programs and financial services, including Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, and more.
The digital upgrade has enabled NCOA to complete more than 1 million benefits screenings since 2021—resulting in an estimated $7 million in services that older adults have secured to help support themselves. The Weinberg Foundation’s $750,000 grant helped ensure BenefitsCheckUp’s design included feedback from the individuals who will use the tool.
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