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7 Easy Ways to Get Free Cash for Seniors

7 Easy Ways to Get Free Cash for Seniors

We’ve found 7 helpful programs that offer free cash for seniors! Here’s what you need to know. 

ABD Program

ABD stands for Aged, Blind and Disabled. There are several states with ABD programs, although they sometimes go by different names. 

For example, in Washington this is a state-funded program that provides cash assistance to low income individuals who are at least 65 years old or blind or disabled. This program provides up to $197 for an individual or up to $248 for a married couple. In order to be eligible, you must meet income, resource and citizenship requirements. 

These programs obviously vary by state, but I was able to find similar programs that provide cash benefits to seniors in Colorado, Nebraska and a few other states. 

Social Security

Of course, any article about free cash for seniors needs to include Social Security. Social Security retirement benefits, Social Security disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income have been instrumental in helping low income seniors across America.

Of course, we have tons of other content on Social Security, so you may want to check those articles out if you’re interested in applying for those programs. 

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TANF is a cash grant program designed to help low income families. In order to get these benefits, you must have a minor child in your household… but since there are 2.7 million grandparents raising their grandchildren in America, there are many seniors that can also benefit from this program. 

In fact, AARP has found that 20% of grandparents raising grandchildren are living in poverty. Many do not have any support from the parents of the children and many don’t know that TANF can also provide free cash for seniors who are raising children. If you are currently raising your grandchildren or other young people, please look into the TANF program. Households receive an average of $447 per month from this program and it can make a big difference. 

Farmer’s Market Vouchers

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides vouchers that can be spent like free cash at farmer’s markets. This program is designed to help seniors afford healthy, locally-sourced food while also encouraging spending at local farmer’s markets. Contact your local Senior Center for more information. 

Tax Credits 

The IRS provides a tax credit for the elderly! This tax credit is available for those who received taxable disability income and are at least age 65 or retired with a permanent disability. There are income limits for this program, but I encourage you to look into it if this describes your situation. 


Low income seniors can get help from LIHEAP, which can pay money toward your utilities! Although it doesn’t necessarily put cash in your hand, this program can help free up your funds by paying down utilities for you. 

USDA Housing Repair Grants

Seniors may be eligible for home repair grants, which can help improve the comfort of your home and lower your utility expenses. Some programs can also install mobility ramps and other disability modifications. The funds provided for this program must be used to repair, improve or modernize your home, or to remove health or safety hazards. 

Nicole leads the Low Income Relief team with over 20 years of professional research and writing experience. Nicole started Low Income Relief after a personal experience with poverty. When her husband was medically discharged from the US Army, their family experienced tremendous financial hardship. Nicole was able to gather help from multiple community agencies and move into a nearby low income housing unit in just two weeks! Since then, Nicole has been dedicated to helping low income families in crisis. She regularly spends hundreds of hours combing through countless resources to make sure that Low Income Relief has the most comprehensive and complete resource directories on the internet today. Prior to starting Low Income Relief, Nicole worked as a novelist, journalist, ghostwriter and content creator. Her work has been featured in various print and online publications, including USA Today, eHow, Livestrong, Legal Beagle, The Daily Herald, The Chronicle and more.

William Irvin

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

I am in desperate need of $2,000. The reason being that I have been afforded and inheritance. I have paid almost $8,000 to pay for my dead cousins tax liability and documented proof that I am the only heir to his money. I have exhausted all of my liquid funds and my credit score and history is not even worth mentioning. Once I can pay this $2,000 to have the inheritance released to me, I will be afforded over 5 million dollars. Is there any way you or your group can help me? On a short-term basis, this can be repaid in less than 30 days. My phone number is --------- My name is William Irvin I am 73 years old I'm in nursing home presently and would like to get this taken care of as soon as possible just for myself for my family and loved ones. I won't possibly be able to spend that much money before I end up six feet under. If you can help me God bless you thank you, William Irvin


Tuesday 14th of December 2021

@William Irvin, Sir you are being scammed


Thursday 18th of November 2021

Low Income Relief is an information service and does not provide cash or items directly. Here's a link that can help: Thanks!


Tuesday 9th of November 2021

Does Mississippi gave A ABD program


Monday 13th of December 2021

Great question! I’ll get that added to our research list and we’ll get that information added as soon as we can.

Ella Wartel

Wednesday 27th of October 2021

Hello I'm 67 years old with a disabled daughter I'm also disabled..Diabetes 2 please we're hungry we have no funds for meat,eggs,bread,fruits we hungry.Thank you for listening stay safe and well.


Monday 29th of November 2021

Low Income Relief is an information service and does not provide cash or items directly. You will need to search our website for information about organizations that can help you meet those needs. Sorry! I hope this helps

Linda Lamay

Tuesday 26th of October 2021

My husband and I need help with two things .food and a good car so he can go to his lung cancer doctors


Monday 29th of November 2021

The organizations in our list should be able to help you with this, but unfortunately Low Income Relief does not provide gifts, food or funds directly. You will need to contact the organizations in this list for assistance.