The Aging and Disability Resource Center assists residents in receiving needed services and financial benefits. Volunteers and the Senior Advocate help to access prescription drug coverage and other health care benefits, legal aid, energy assistance, transportation services, and financial help in the form of food stamps, Supplemental Security Income, property tax assistance, and several other programs.
The Senior Advocate can help clients who want to know more about a benefit or service, need help applying for benefits, or would like to make an appeal regarding a benefit that they have been denied. The Senior Advocate is also available to give presentations to groups of seniors, caregivers, and others who are interested in learning about the benefits and services available to seniors in suburban Cook County.
Benefits Check Up – is a free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a nonprofit service and advocacy organization in Washington, DC. Many adults over 60 need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other basic needs. There are over 2,000 federal, state and private benefits programs available to help. But many people don’t know these programs exist or how they can apply.
Benefits Check Up asks a series of questions to help identify benefits that could save you money and cover the costs of everyday expenses. After answering the questions, you will receive a report created just for you that describes the programs you may be eligible for help. You can apply for many of the programs with our Senior Advocate. Stickney Township Office on Aging’s Senior Advocate is available to assist residents in completing a checkup. For more information please call (708)636-8850.
Benefit Enrollment – schedule an appointment with our Senior Advocate to review what benefits you may be eligible for and receive assistance in completing the applications. Below are some of the programs that our Senior Advocate can assist you in applying for:
Options Counseling-provides seniors over 60 and people with disabilities over 18 with the information they need on long-term services and supports regardless of disability or income. Stickney Township’s Options Counselor is trained to work with you, family members and/or significant others to connect you to vital resources and services that fit your current situation and preferences and allows you to control the planning process.