Benefits from Joining RPEA
General Senior Discounts for Alaskans
At the age of 55
- Reduce your car insurance by taking a driver’s safety class (AS 21.89.025).
- Fred Meyers stores give a 10% senior discount on the first Tuesday of the month, which includes photo processing.
- In Juneau, one restaurant gives a senior discount beginning at the age of 55 (Mi Casa).
At the age of 60
- You get a life time free Alaska hunting and fishing license that includes a state duck stamp.
- You can get power of attorney and simple wills done for free from Alaska Legal Services.
At age 62
- You can purchase from the National Park Service for $10 a life time senior pass for many federal parks, visitor centers, etc., which gives you free or reduced rates to park amenities.
At the age of 65
- You get one free physical from Medicare. There is a time limit so get it soon after turning 65.
- The State of Alaska provides a property tax reduction (AS 29.45.03(e). The first $150,000 of your assessed value is exempted from property tax. In Juneau, if the property tax exceeds two percent of your gross income, you may get an alternate property tax exemption that is lower than having the first $150,000 being property tax exempt. This is also available to disabled veterans.
- Two dollar registration for one vehicle when you turn 65.
- Free passage on CBJ buses in Juneau by showing a tax-exempt card.
- Free tuition at the University of Alaska if you register the first day of classes or later. You will still have some costs that are associated with classes, such as lab fees etc.
- Juneau seniors get a reduced fee at the Juneau swimming pools.
- The Senior Benefits Program provides monthly payments to seniors near or below the poverty line. Depending upon your household income you may be eligible for monthly payments of $250, $175 or $125. For information about this program and on how to apply for benefits you can call 1-888-352-4150 or visit http://seniorbenefits.alaska.gov/.
- By using generic drugs and ordering through mail order PERS/TRS retires do not have to pay the co-pay.
- Disabled people and seniors can get a proxy hunting and fishing license so that others can hunt and fish for them.
- In Juneau there is a 5% sales tax on gasoline. You can show your senior tax exemption number to the attendant and reduce your gasoline costs.
- In some cities, Meals on Wheels is available to seniors.
- Some stores offer senior discount days. Ask at the checkout counter.
- Some city Senior Centers offer lists of benefits available for seniors.
- AT&T will give you a discount on their services if you receive a check from the State of Alaska, active employee or retiree. You must show a current check stub.