FAQs

We want to provide information to help you apply for the benefits you deserve.

We aren’t the government, and our company is private. We provide this information in a free guide.

If you’re trying to get assistance, we want to give you information so that you can:

  • Understand the requirements for you to get benefits.
  • Learn about the application process.
  • Seek to get the most out of your benefits.

Table of Contents

  1. Want to learn about us?
  2. Where do we get our information?
  3. Are we the government?
  4. Is my information protected?
  5. What age do I need to be to apply for unemployment?
  6. Do I need to be a senior citizen to apply for food stamps?
  7. Is there an age limit for a senior to renew or apply for a driver’s license?
  8. What are some of the most common physical impairments that may relate to senior drivers?
  9. What is the most common test senior drivers may encounter upon renewing or applying for a driver’s license?
  10. Do VA health care benefits cover PTSD?
  11. Does the VA handle burials and memorial services?
  12. Is there a way to track my prescriptions and medications online as a senior veteran?
  13. What are the different income requirements for HUD and USDA federal housing programs?
  14. What are the age requirements for HUD and USDA federal housing programs?
  15. What is Section 8 housing and how does it work?
  16. How affordable are senior apartments?
  17. What does “estate planning” include?
  18. Do I need to hire an attorney for my estate planning?
  19. Who benefits from my life insurance policy?

1.     Want to learn about us?

We are not affiliated with the government in any way. We are a private company that engaged writers to research senior assistance programs and compiled a guide and the following answers to frequently asked questions. Our goal is to help you get the benefits that you need by providing useful information on the process.  We are not providing legal or financial advice. If you need such advice please contact an attorney or a financial advisor.

2.     Where do we get our information?

Our team of writers conducts online research about topics that are important to you. We find information that’s already online, but we put it together to make things easier for you. We do the online research. We call local offices and ask questions.

Then we take the information and give it to you in a way that’s clear and easy to understand.

3.     Are we the government?

No, we are not the government. Our company is private. We find information that’s already online, but we put it together to make things easier for you. We want to give you the best help that we can.

4.     Is my information protected?

We believe in the importance of keeping your data safe. If you decide to give us your data while using our website, we use many different protections to help keep it safe. To learn more about how we protect your information, check out our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.

5.     What age do I need to be to apply for unemployment?

There is no specific age requirement to get unemployment. You just need to meet the requirements for unemployment. One requirement is that you lost your job and it wasn’t your fault. Another requirement is that you worked for a certain amount of time and made a certain amount of money in the last year. This period of time is called the “base period.”

6.     Do I need to be a senior citizen to apply for food stamps?

No. Any household that has trouble paying for food can apply at any time. You will need to meet certain financial requirements to get food stamps.

7.     Is there an age limit for a senior to renew or apply for a driver’s license?

In general, there is no age limit for a senior to renew or apply for a driver’s license in the United States. However, some states will have different rules for some seniors who want to renew a driver’s license or apply for a driver’s license. For example, some states will require seniors to take a vision test when they renew their driver’s license.

8.     What are some common physical problems that senior drivers have?

Senior drivers should watch out for the following physical problems to make sure they can drive safely:

      • Poor eyesight
      • Hearing problems
      • Slow reflexes
      • Stiff joints or muscles
      • Dementia and other diseases that get worse over time.

Senior drivers should consult with their doctors often to make sure they can keep driving.

9.     What kinds of tests do senior drivers need to take when they apply for a license or renew a license?

These tests for seniors will be different in different states. Usually though, seniors will have to take an eyesight test when they renew a license or apply for a license.

10.    Do VA health care benefits cover PTSD?

Yes, VA health care helps to cover treatments for PTSD. The VA works with the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to create helpful programs.

11.    Does the VA offer burials and memorial services?

The VA does offer burial and memorial options. Service members and their family members will need to meet certain requirements. The VA has 128 national cemeteries throughout the United States.

12.    If I am a senior veteran, can I track my prescriptions and medications online?

Veterans can go online and sign up for the VA’s online portal. This program lets you refill prescriptions. It also shows your prescription history and your medication list.

13.    What are the different income guidelines for HUD and USDA federal housing programs?

Both HUD and USDA provide different housing programs to help low-income seniors and their families. Each program may have a different income guideline that you must meet. The programs usually have three income limits: extremely low income, very low income and low income. These are all based on the median income level in your area. An extremely low income means that you do not make more than 30 percent of your area’s median income level. Very low means you do not make more than 50 percent of the median income level. Low means that you do not earn more than 80 percent of the median income.

14.    What are the age requirements for HUD and USDA federal housing programs?

Most of the senior citizen federal housing programs require a senior to be at least 62 years old. Sometimes the age is different for disabled people. Families who apply for a senior housing program must have at least one senior.

15.    What is Section 8 housing and how does it work?

Section 8 housing gives housing vouchers to people who meet the requirements. The program has guidelines about family status, citizenship, income and past evictions. If you get a Section 8 housing voucher, the program will pay a part of your monthly rent. You can live in a private house or apartment. In most places, Section 8 has a long waiting list. If you get on the waiting list, you will have to wait for rent help.

16.    How affordable are senior apartments?

Senior apartments usually cost less than regular apartments. Senior apartments also usually cost less than continuing care retirement communities, including independent living, assisted living and nursing care facility options. Additionally, some senior apartments are reserved for low-income senior citizens, providing a rental rate that has been reduced even further.

17.    What is “estate planning”?

Estate planning makes sure all your money, valuables and property are handled when you die. When you estate plan, you make a will and trusts. You will decide who gets your property and gifts. You will also give someone power of attorney to make any decisions on your behalf after you die.

18.    Do I need to hire an attorney for my estate planning?

Estate planning requires a good understanding of the law. A lawyer may be able to help you with estate planning. However, you do not have to hire an attorney to plan your estate.

19.    Who gets something from my life insurance policy?

Generally, you can choose children or other people who will get help from your life insurance policy when you die. It is all up to you to decide who is named in the life insurance policy.