The Old Age Pension (OAP) program provides financial and may provide health care assistance for low income Colorado residents who are 60 years or older. To apply for Old Age Pension, you must:
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.
OAP-C is for age 60 or older individuals who are committed to the Colorado Mental health Institute or regional center by court order.
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You can come to any of our offices, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and pick up an application:
We can send an application to you by mail or fax – please call us at 720-944-4DHS (4347) to have one sent to you.
If you need more information regarding the application process or need any special accommodations or need a sign language or other language interpreter, please ask our lobby staff at one of our offices or call us at 720-944-4DHS (4347).
Please fill out as much of the application as you can. At a minimum, we will need to have your name, home street address, and signature on the application to begin the process (see page 8 of the application). If you need help or don't understand a question, a staff member at one of our offices can help you complete your application or you can call us at 720-944-4DHS(4347)
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 streetaddress,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.
Some programs require an interview before eligibility can be determined. Information about interviews, based on the benefits you are applying for, is available below.
Interviews are conducted Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. 4:00 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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Outside Denver Call 720-913-1311
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