Web Site Highlights Benefits for Boomers

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has created the site for people turning 65 years old who want more information about benefits for which they are now eligible.

NCOA says its BenefitsCheckUp site can be used as a resource to learn about more than 2,000 federal, state, and local benefits programs.

“In this day and age where retirement doesn’t come cheap or easy, it helps to have a resource like BenefitsCheckUp to serve as a guide for programs that may provide help during these years,” said Stuart Spector, senior vice president at NCOA, in the news release. “Signing up for the appropriate benefits in a timely fashion can result in a happier retirement.”

The announcement said baby boomers can also check to see if they are eligible for additional benefits that help pay for health care, energy bills, food, and other household costs.

The Web site is at www.benefitscheck.org.