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Printable Senior Benefits Application (PDF)

 

Mail or fax your application to:

Senior Benefits Office
855 W. Commercial Drive,
Wasilla, AK 99654
Phone: 1-888-352-4150 or 352-4150;
Fax: 357-2561, toll-free 1-866-352-8539

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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 $125, $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. 

TO BE ELIGIBLE YOU MUST:
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.

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