What if you could help a senior save $104.90 a month on the Medicare Part B premium?
Or qualify for up to $194 in CalFresh benefits to pay for food?
Or get some extra help paying for prescription drugs?
The National Council on Aging estimates that 40 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries are eligible for additional benefits but aren’t aware of it.
The Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) at WISE & Healthy Aging is hosting clinics at Virginia Avenue Park to aid older adults in identifying and applying for public benefits.
The BEC serves anyone who lives in Los Angeles County who is 50-years-old or older. The services are entirely free. The clinics will take place Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm at the Thelma Terry Building at Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica.
BEC assists by:
· Providing a 20-minute screening.
· Aiding in the application procedure, gathering documents and troubleshooting
· Educating on the rules of the programs.
· Reminding clients to renew benefits.
Stop by Virginia Avenue Park on a Thursday to find out how to apply or make an appointment by calling 310.458.8688.