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Learn About Federal and State Financial Assistance for Seniors

It’s hard to be a good provider if you are in crisis yourself. If you are faced with circumstances beyond your control, you need an opportunity to regroup, so you can go back to being a source of help and hope for friends and family. 

AARP Foundation is here for everyone, 50 years of age or older, who is struggling with problems of hunger, isolation, income and housing. In addition, we are working side-by-side with trusted organizations in your community and nationwide to help you take control, move forward and feel like a good provider again.

Program guidelines, telephone numbers, and web sites are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information in your state, AARP Foundation's Local Assistance Directory. 



Need help paying for food, utilities or medicine? You could be eligible for 15 government programs that help people stretch their money and cover everyday costs. Benefits QuickLINK can help you find out! Answer the survey questions and get the program applications and information you need to apply for programs where you live.

Benefits Available in Your State

For specific state benefits information, please download the Public Benefits Guide (in PDF format) for your state.