The Old Age Pension (OAP) program provides financial assistance and may provide medical benefits for low-income adults age 60 or older who meet basic eligibility requirements.
OAP recipients may qualify for Medicaid or the Old Age Pension Heath Care Program. The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing administers the medical program.
To qualify to receive OAP benefits you must be 60 years or older and a Colorado resident, a citizen of the United States, a naturalized citizen, or an eligible legal resident. You must meet all other eligibility requirements.
Applicants and recipients of OAP are required to apply for Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits if they are:
65 or older with income less than the current maximum SSI payment of $674 per month in 2011
60 through 64 who are disabled
60 or older who do not have an employment history in the past 15 years
60 or older who are not able to return to their previous job
62 or older and are potentially eligible for Social Security early retirement benefits
The Program and Eligibility Application Kit (PEAK) is a quick and easy way for you to get answers to questions on health and nutrition programs. In PEAK, you can check for program eligibility, apply for benefits, check your benefits and update your information including changing your address or other contact information.
Applications are also available at:
100 Spader Way
Broomfield, CO 80020