Assistance with Benefit Programs
There are many community programs and services available to older adults and individuals with disabilities and sorting through the information can feel overwhelming. AASCC can help connect you to the right services for your loved one.
Benefits eligibility screening
Information counselors in the Aging and Disability Resource Center can walk you through all the possible benefits and services that can support your family member whether they live with you or in their own home. A full and comprehensive eligibility screening will help you know what state, federal, municipal and community benefits and services are available, and counselors can provide assistance in completing applications as well.
Counseling can be very helpful to individuals with disabilities and their caregivers to ensure a plan is in place that will enable the consumer to remain in the community and avoid institutional care. Community Choices counselors complete a comprehensive assessment, either in the home or at the agency. Based on the assessment, the counselor works with the family and client to develop a long-term plan of care designed to meet the future needs of the consumer.
Trained Benefits QuickLINK volunteers screen for programs that can help pay for Medicare premiums, prescription drugs, groceries, energy, property taxes, telephone assistance and more. Volunteers are located in senior centers, libraries, fairs and other community locations and events.
Call to make an appointment at one of the following locations (appointments are scheduled in ½ hour intervals):
- Hagaman Library, 227 Main Street, East Haven
1st Tuesday of the month from 10:30 -12:30 pm, to make an appointment call Cynthia at (203) 468-3891.
- New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm Street, New Haven
2nd Wednesday of the month from 12-2 pm, to make an appointment call Kate at (203) 946-7001.
- AOASCC, 1 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven
Every Wednesday from 9 am and noon, to make an appointment Call Cherie or Gloria at (203) 752-3059.
- Wallingford Senior Center, 238 Washington Street, Wallingford
3rd Tuesday of the month from 12-2 pm, to make an appointment call (203) 265-7753.