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Senior Benefits Fact Sheet -
January 2018
Reduction Information & Fact Sheet

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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4/11/19 - Senior Benefits for May and June Suspended

Individuals currently receiving $76 per month in Senior Benefits, will not receive benefits in May or June due to insufficient funding.  At this time we anticipate no reduction in benefits to those individuals receiving $175 and $250 per month. The Division of Public Assistance has begun notifying recipients of this change. Recipients who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will have their cases updated to allow for an increase in benefit as a result in the suspension of their Senior Benefits.

8/25/17 - Senior Benefits Fact Sheet

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. 


US Citizen or Immigration Eligible

  • A person must be a U.S. citizen or a qualified immigrant.

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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