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August 14, 2019 - Senior Benefits Fact Sheet

The Senior Benefits Program was established on August 1, 2007.  It pays cash benefits to Alaskan seniors who are age 65 or older and have low to moderate income.  Cash payments are $76, $175, or $250 each month depending on income.  The income limits for each payment level are tied to the Alaska Federal Poverty Guidelines and change each year as the poverty level changes. 

To be eligible for Senior Benefits, an individual must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be age 65 or older
  • Be an Alaska resident
  • Be a U.S. citizen or Qualified Alien
  • Have a Social Security Number or proof that one has been applied for
  • Have countable income that does not exceed the income limits

Resources, such as savings, do not count for Senior Benefits.


Payment Amounts

  • Eligibility and payment amounts are based on gross annual income.

Current income limits and payment amounts

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