Trying to understand the options available to help pay the costs of long term care can be overwhelming. Paying out of pocket is often a time-limited venture. Few families are in a position to pay privately for an extended period. It is important to be aware that there are many ways to protect your family's finances and still obtain the necessary services.
The NYC Department for the Aging has developed an online 'Benefit Check' that can help determine your eligibility for any of the sixteen available government benefit or entitlement programs. For additional information, you can speak with a representative from the Department's Information & Referral Helpline by calling 1-212-442-1000.
To learn more about some of the major programs, click on the links below. Information about all other benefits can be accessed at www.nyc.gov/aging.