Basics on retirement planning and pension benefits such as how Social Security works, retiring from the civil service and managing a private pension.
Retirement Benefits (Social Security Administration)
Allows users to apply for retirement benefits like Social Security and Medicare, return to a saved application, and check the application status. Provides a Social Security calculator that identifies spousal and retirement benefits.
Directs older adults and their families to information on key Medicare-related topics, including where to sign up for Medicare, how to change plans, the benefits of Medicare drug coverage, and where to find Medicare forms for claims and appeals. Provides a searchable database of medical providers who take Medicare.
SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Programs) Mercer County Office
Provides FREE, objective, confidential help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions about, Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Part D and Long-Term Care insurance.
Medicare.gov – Find a Nursing Home
Searchable database allows consumers to compare information on nursing homes.
Work and Volunteer Opportunities
AARP Career Center
Articles focus on all aspects of career and work after the age of 55, including changing jobs, opening your own business, and staying competitive. Can be searched by job location and interests.
Senior Community Service Employment Program (Department of Labor)
Work-based job training program for Americans 55 or older who have a family income of no more than 125% of the federal poverty level and are unemployed. Focuses on community service activities at nonprofit and public facilities in an employee’s local area. Enrollment priority is given to veterans.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program (HUD)
Provides seniors with financial help to pay rent. Lists HUD Multifamily Offices by state and includes information for applicants and tenants on eligibility requirements and how to apply.
THE SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM NJ
Enrollment Period is Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 9:00 AM EST., until Friday, February 3, 2023, at 5:00 PM EST.