Thursday, January 22, 2009

Do you know what government benefits are available for you?

The National Council on Aging has created a website to help Seniors with limited incomes to find out if they qualify for federal and state benefits programs. This website is called BenefitsCheckUp and it includes information about 1,650 different private and public benefit programs. For example, you can search for programs that can help with:
  • prescription drugs
  • energy assistance
  • housing
  • utilities
  • in home services
  • nutrition
  • employment
  • transportation
  • legal issues
  • tax relief
  • health care
According to the National Council on Aging, this website has helped over 2 million people to find over $6.8 billion dollars of the annual benefits that they deserve.

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