The Bill Payer Program uses social workers to visit eligible older adults at home and match them with a volunteer who can help clients write out checks and ensure that their monthly bills are paid and their budgets are balanced.

The Bill Payer Program DOES NOT:

  • Handle credit card debt cases
  • Provide financial assistance

Learn more about the Bill Payer Program.

You can learn how to enroll in the program. You can also learn how to become a volunteer.

To be eligible for free Bill Payer Program services, you must:

  • Be age 60 and older
  • Have a yearly income of $60,000 or less
  • Have no other help with your bill-paying tasks
  • Have a checking account or be willing to open one
  • Have sufficient funds to cover monthly expenses

To enroll, contact a case management agency. A Bill Payer representative will make a one-time visit to your home to help with your budget and enroll you in the program. After that, the program will continue to review and process the payment of your bills each month and inform you of any discrepancies or potential fraud.

Find a case management agency.

Use Site Finder to search for a case management agency. You can contact them by phone. Leave a message with your contact information if no one answers. You will get a call back.

Depending on your address and situation, you may be advised to go to a different location.

You can volunteer for the program by calling the Aging Connect.

All volunteers are screened and trained and clients must be willing to be matched with a social worker.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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