Access Your Benefits is designed to cut through the barriers of languages and provide help at this critical time when the need for benefits assistance is high among Ohioans over 55 years of age.
Our agency utilizes the Benefits CheckUp application, a completely confidential web-based program, to connect low- and moderate-income individuals with tax credits and public benefits. Best of all…..it’s free!
There are nearly 70 programs available, providing federal, state and local private and public assistance that may pay a portion or all of the costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services.
ASIA works with the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA) as a Benefits CheckUp site. Our trained bi-lingual counselors help prepare and file for items such as health care coverage, home energy assistance, food stamps, and federal and Ohio income tax returns at no cost to eligible Ohioans. Free online income tax preparation assistance is also available.