Benefits Information and Resources

Benefits Check Up
Web-based service designed to help seniors, their families and caregivers find the right benefits programs to meet their needs.
www.benefitscheckup.org
Area Agencies on Aging Search By State
www.familycaregiversonline.com/aaa_by_state.html
Medicare
Contains all currently available information about Medicare and its benefits.
www.medicare.gov/
Medicare Participating Physician Directory (doctors who accept Medicare payments)
www.medicare.gov/Physician/Home.asp
NeedyMeds.com
Central link for forms and information from a variety of pharmaceutical companies who have special programs to assist people who cannot afford to buy the drugs that they need.
www.needymeds.com/
Social Security Administration
Information about all benefits available through the Social Security Administration, as well as online forms for all services.
www.ssa.gov/
State Medicaid Programs Toll-Free Numbers
www.familycaregiversonline.com/State_Medicaid_Toll-Free_numbers.html
Texas Medicaid Program
State and Federal cooperative venture to provide medical coverage to eligible needy persons.
http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/Medicaid/
Texas Department of Human Services STARS Program
The State of Texas Assistance and Referral System (STARS) allows you to self-screen for potential eligibility for programs provided by the Texas Department of Human Services and other Texas state agencies.
http://www.txstars.net/