If you are a senior citizen, or have an elderly loved one, take a moment to review whether you are getting all of the benefits to which you are entitled. Over five million elderly Americans are not taking advantage of benefits provided by state and federal government programs. These benefits range from health care coverage to supplemental income to help paying utility bills.

Check out benefitscheckup.org. This website, sponsored by the National Council on the Aging, offers a way for seniors, their families and their caregivers to access information on over 2,000 federal, state, and private programs. All states are covered and the information is easily accessed over the Internet. You’ll find information on prescription drugs, nutrition, energy assistance, health care, Social Security, housing, transportation, employment, volunteer services, and more.