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The Alaska Senior Benefits Program Update

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The Senior Benefits program is being funded at the same level as Fiscal Year 2016. Payment levels for the highest wage earning group will be increased from its current $47 monthly amount to $76 per month effective August 1st, 2016.

The Senior Benefits Program was established on August 1, 2007. It pays cash benefits to Alaskan seniors who are age 65 or older and have low to moderate income. Cash payments are $76, $175, or $250 each month depending on income. The income limits for each payment level are tied to the Alaska Federal Poverty Guidelines and change each year as the poverty level changes.


Age : Be age 65 or older

Alaska Residency:

Live in Alaska voluntarily

Not be in Alaska for a temporary purpose such as a vacation or business trip

Intend to make Alaska your home

Have a Social Security number

Have a Social Security Number or show that one has been applied for

Financial Need

Have countable income that does not exceed the income limits for Senior Benefits.

Resources, such as savings, do not count for Senior Benefits.

Payment Amounts

Eligibility and payment amounts are based on gross annual income.

Click here for current income limits and payment amounts.

Other Resources that might be helpful:

Medicare Information Office, (800) 478-6065, or 269-3680 in Anchorage.

Aging & Disability Resource Centers, (877) 6AK-ADRC (1-877-625-2372)

Division of Senior & Disabilities (800) 478-9996, or 269-3666 in Anchorage. Click here to register to vote online!

Click to read the Senior Benefits Fact Sheet - June, 2016 Reduction Information and Fact Sheet *.PDF Format.

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The Alaska Senior Benefits Program Update
Authored by: Anna on Sunday, October 16 2016 @ 02:36 PM AKDT
This is an excellent resource, thanks!
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