The Old Age Pension (OAP) program provides financial and health care assistance for people who are 60 years or older. To apply for Old Age Pension, you must be a Colorado resident and you must apply in the county where you live. Additionally, you must be able to prove citizenship in one of the following categories: born in the United States, a naturalized citizen, or a legal alien admitted into the United States.
The OAP program has two categories of assistance and both categories have age, income, and resource eligibility limits.
OAP-A includes Medicaid coverage. To be eligible for this program, you must be 65 and over and your income and resources must be under the current standard.
OAP-B includes the Old Age Pension Health Care Plan. To be eligible for this program, you must be between the ages of 60 and 64 and your income and resources must be under the current standard.
You may apply for Food Assistance, TANF, Medicaid, Child Care, and/or other assistance programs using just the Assistance Programs Application. Information about getting an application, filling it out, returning it, and interviewing are described below.
Please fill out as much of the application as you can. At a
The application can be used just for requesting Food Assistance or for requesting other types of benefits; mark any of the benefits that you wish to apply for on the list on page 1 of the application.
You can return the application to any of the offices listed above. As long as you provide your name, home street address, and a signature, you can turn in the form to begin the process, but providing as much information as possible could help complete the process faster.
The Old Age Pension program requires an interview before eligibility can be determined.
Interviews are conducted Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. If we are not able to interview you the same day you turn in your application, an appointment will be scheduled for a future date and time.
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