Benefits & Entitlements for Older Adults

Older adults in New York may be eligible for several health and income programs, including:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Social Security
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Heating and Cooling Assistance
  • Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE)
  • Senior Citizens Homeowners Exemption (SCHE)

For more information on these and other programs, including details about the benefits provided, eligibility criteria, and contact information for relevant government agencies, please see the 2020 Benefits Checklist for Older Adults created by Brookdale Center for Healthy aging or visit:

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