Are You a Senior? Benefits and Entitlements

County of Bergen
Department of Human Services
Division of Senior Service/Aging and Disability Resource Connection
One Bergen County Plaza 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076
Phone (201) 336-7400
Fax (201) 336-7424

Are You a Senior?
Benefits & Entitlements

Age 60:

Congregate meals at Senior Activity Centers and Nutrition Sites
Meals on Wheels for the Homebound
Elder Hostel Programs at Colleges and Universities
Bergen County Identification/Discount Cards
Special Senior Transportation
*Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving (JACC)

Age 62:

NJ Transit Half Fare Card
*Eligibility for Subsidized Senior Housing
**Early Retirement Social Security (75% of full benefits)
Passes to State Parks and Historical Sites
$2.00 Clam and Oyster-Digging License (no expiration)

Age 65:

**Early Retirement Social Security (93% of full benefits)
** Medicare Benefits, Part A & Part B
**Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Medicare Counseling Service
*Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged & Disabled (PADD)
*Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged & Disabled (HADD)
*Lifeline Credit for Utilities
*Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program
*Supplementary Security Income (SSI)
*Global Options (GO)
*Property Tax Reimbursement and Senior Citizen Tax Deduction
*Tuition Free or low cost College Courses


*No Fishing License Required

*In addition to age requirements, income limits apply
**Other eligibility criteria may apply.
Call Bergen County Division of Senior Services at (201) 336-7400 for more information.

For Detailed information see the key services guide

Disclaimer: please call the department for any changes or additions. I have never used the service so I can’t endorse it either way. Please call the department for additional information.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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