Benefits Checklist for Older Adults in New York State

CLICK HERE to download your free copy of the latest Benefits Checklist

The 2017 Benefits Checklist for Older Adults is an essential resource for anyone who advises or assists older adults in New York State – from lawyers, accountants, and financial advisers to social workers, nurses, and doctors. Professionals involved in shaping elder care law and policy or overseeing services for the elderly will also find the Benefits Checklist useful.

This easy-to-use two-page document lists the major health and income programs potentially available to older adults in New York and defines the benefits provided, eligibility criteria, and income and resource limits. The Checklist also identifies the government agencies that process applications and provides contact information. Produced by the Sadin Institute on Law and Public Policy, the Checklist is updated annually.

While some of the information in the Checklist is specific to applying for benefits in New York State, elder care professionals in other states will find information of value and may want to adopt the format for use in their own state.


Instructions to achieve the best quality print:

The Benefits Checklist is designed to be printed on ledger sized paper (11″x17″) or legal sized paper (8.5″ x14″) in landscape. The Benefits Checklist may also be printed on standard, letter-sized paper (8.5″x11″), however the resulting print text size may be difficult to read.

Order a printed copy by mail: *

If you prefer, Brookdale offers a printed version of the most up-to-date Benefits Checklist in 11″x17″ ledger size for $15 per copy. To order a copy, please prepare a check or money order made payable to “Brookdale Center/RF-CUNY” and mail the check to:

“Benefits Checklist for Older Adults”
Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College
2180 Third Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10035

(* Please allow at least 2 weeks for delivery)