Old Age Pension - El Paso County Department of Human Services
El Paso County Department of Human Services
Data Provided By
Pikes Peak United Way - PPUW
Description of Service
The Old Age Pension (OAP) program provides cash assistance and medical benefits for low-income adults age 60+.
El Paso County
El Paso County
Walk in to apply in person at the El Paso County DHS office Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., or go online to apply for services at www.coloradopeak.secure.force.com
Will need to provide supporting documents such as ID, social security numbers for the household, sources of income, proof of residency, etc.
If you are applying through the PEAK Website, before you start your online application, you might want to gather the following information to help you complete the application:
- Full names, dates of birth, and Social Security Numbers (SSNs) for the people applying for benefits.
- If someone in your home is pregnant, the due date and number of babies for that pregnancy.
- If someone is working, pay check stubs for that person’s job(s). We will ask how much each person makes at his/her job, how often he/she is paid, and how many hours he/she works.
- Benefit check stubs or award letters for types of income, such as Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Child Support. They will ask when these types of benefits started, how much is received, and how often it is received.
- If someone is self‐employed, last year’s tax return for his/her self‐employment (if he/she field taxes for the business). Otherwise, try to gather information about his/her income and expenses for the business.
- How much you pay each month for housing (examples: rent, lot rent, mortgage, property taxes, or homeowner’s insurance).
- How much you pay each month for utilities (examples: electricity, gas, phone, water, and trash removal).
- How much you pay for someone’s care (example: day care for your children) and who provides the care.
English, Spanish, Interpretation Services
- Must be 60 years of age or older
- Must be lawfully in the U.S. for 5 consecutive years
- Maximum grant is $788 minus any existing earned/unearned income received by client or spouse, including any Social Security income
- Medicare premium may be paid by the State
- Resource limit $2000 for an individual, $3000 a couple
Colorado OAP Health Care Program benefits for 60 – 64 year olds, Health First Colorado for clients 65 or older