Links To Senior Programs

Links To Senior Programs

Visit the Senior Services page on the Town of Cheshire website at for links to information and application assistance for the following programs:

Medicare Savings Plan (MSP): Pays the Medicare Part B premium for eligible Connecticut Medicare Beneficiaries, gives qualified individuals Medigap coverage and automatically qualifies individuals for the Low Income Subsidy program that replaced ConnPACE. 

Medigap (AKA Medicare Supplemental Polices): Medicare does not cover 100 percent of a medical event, thus many beneficiaries choose to purchase a Medigap or Medicare Supplemental policy. You must be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B to be eligible. 

Medicaid: Provides for remedial, preventive, and long-term medical care for the income-eligible aged, blind or disabled. “Home and community-based care” waivers allow for the provision of certain non-medical services in order to avoid more costly institutionalization of individuals. 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, SNAP is a nutrition program that helps low-income individuals and families buy food.  SNAP also provides education about nutrition to help recipients choose foods that enhance their health and well being.

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