The National Council on Aging keeps track of over 2,500 benefits programs across the country. Benefits programs vary greatly from one location to another. Go to https://www.benefitscheckup.org/ to find out what is available in your area.
Beware of scammers calling you and asking for money or personal information. Especially during the Covid19 crisis, scammers are claiming to represent government programs. Go to https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center if you suspect a scam.
Look for local benefits programs, but be smart about who you give information to.
Jay Ginther, MD