(BPT) – Food and gas prices continue to rise, on top of record-high housing costs in many cities across the U.S. If you're an older adult who is already living on a tight budget, today's inflation can be particularly difficult. Fortunately, there are programs available that can help you save money on health care, prescriptions, food, utilities and more. One of the easiest ways to find out if you're eligible for benefits is to visit the National Council on Aging's BenefitsCheckUp.org . The free and confidential tool connects older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers to benefit programs. The site is easy to use, even for people with minimal digital experience. "It only takes a few minutes to learn about all the programs available and how to apply," said Ramsey Alwin, president and CEO of NCOA. "For example, there are Medicare programs that can boost your budget by helping with prescription drug costs, as well as premiums, deductibles and coinsurance." There are thousands of programs on BenefitsCheckUp, including: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which can help you pay for healthy food The Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy and Medicare Savings Programs, which can help people with Medicare afford… Read full this story
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