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NCOA Announces J.P. Morgan's Sponsorship of BenefitsCheckUp

Contact:  Georgiana Bloom

Washington, DC - The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has added J.P. Morgan Chase to its list of corporate sponsors of its BenefitsCheckUp® online service.

Developed and maintained by NCOA, is the nation's most comprehensive Web-based service that helps seniors with limited income and resources screen for benefits programs.  Since 2001, more than two million people have used the service identifying benefits valued at more than $7 billion.

"We are pleased J.P. Morgan has signed on as a sponsor of BenefitsCheckUp," said NCOA Senior Vice President Stuart Spector.  "In these troubled economic times, BenefitsCheckUp provides an increasingly needed public service.  Sponsorships are an important way for NCOA to maintain this free service that now receives over 100,000 visitors on a monthly basis." 

The worsening economy has put new pressure on many seniors who have never needed help paying for their energy bills, rent, food or health care in the past.  BenefitsCheckUp is a way for older people or those who care about them to go online and find out if they are eligible for benefits programs that can also find jobs and more.  The service provides information on more than 1,650 public and private benefits programs from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. 

"We are glad to be able to sponsor such a critical service at such a critical time," said Laurie Neill, managing director, Public Sector Solutions, J.P. Morgan. "We are also pleased to be able to give BenefitsCheckUp users a way to get information about having their federal benefits directly deposited to a Chase Direct Deposit Card, and easing the benefits process for people."

J.P Morgan joins a growing list of BenefitsCheckUp sponsors, including healthcare organizations, foundations and others.

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About NCOA
The National Council on Aging is a non-profit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA is a national voice for older Americans - especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged - and the community organizations that serve them. It brings together non-profit organizations, businesses and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently and remain active in their communities. For more information, visit

About JPMorgan Chase & Co
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.2 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan, Chase, and WaMu brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at