Government assistance

Help With Filling Out Your Insurance Application

Are you looking for help (for yourself or a loved one) filling out insurance applications because of a disability? Are you or someone you care for aged, certified blind or certified disabled? There is a program called Consumer Assistance Program for the Aged, Blind and Disabled here in NY that assists individuals with the application […]

Continue Reading

National Social Security Month

April is National Social Security month.  To that end, just so you are aware of what your current benefits are, you should take the following steps, whether you have retired or not… SSA.gov Sign into SSA.gov, the Social Security Administration, and use the MY ACCOUNT feature to see what your current (or future benefits) should […]

Continue Reading

Emergency Preparedness and Seniors

Considering Harvey, Irma, Jose and other hurricanes are about to batter the US mainland, I am putting together an emergency preparedness plan especially for my community. It will feature all of the standard information you will find, but will also cater specifically to seniors and caregivers, who have to answer specific questions that the rest […]

Continue Reading

How Seniors Can Find Ways To Reduce Their Property Taxes

I recently got a question regarding property tax exemptions and how seniors can reduce their property tax bill. Here was the message I received… “I’m searching for agencies can help a senior with property taxes. the program I needed is in NY. but not in AZ. To illustrate my plight, I will keep it brief, […]

Continue Reading

Why Don’t People Wait To Claim Social Security?

I recently came across this article in the “Motley Fool” that caught my eye. The article, “Why Don’t More People Wait to Claim Social Security at 66?“ seemed to have a simple answer, but it did provide some excellent insights and information into the percentages that claim early, so I was glad I read it. The […]

Continue Reading

Free Dental Care in Pennsylvania

My first stop to seek out free dental care in Pennsylvania was to visit the Pennsylvania Dental Association and email them for assistance. I never received a reply to my inquiry, so I started searching around their website for information. When there, the first thing I did was looked at the “public” tab…and there were […]

Continue Reading

Free Dental Care in West Virginia

My first stop to seek out free dental care in West Virginia was to visit the West Virginia Dental Association and email them for assistance. I never received a reply to my inquiry, so I started searching around their website for information. Unfortunately, their website leaves a lot to be desired. There was no information […]

Continue Reading

Free Dental Care in New York

My search for free dental care in New York for seniors began with an email to the NY Dental Association. I didn’t get a reply, so I started searching their site and didn’t see a government resources or public resources section on the site…so that brought me back to square one. But I kept searching, […]

Continue Reading

Free Dental Care in New Hampshire

My first step in seeking out free dental care in New Hampshire was to reach out to the N.H. Dental Association. I never received a reply to my inquiries for help, so therefore I checked their website. When I did, I was surprised at the lack of resources available to the public. Normally there is […]

Continue Reading

Free Dental Care in North Dakota

My first step in seeking out free dental care in North Dakota was to contact the North Dakota Dental Association. I emailed them but didn’t hear back. So the next step was to check out their website. When I went there, I checked out the “Dental Resources” tab and this is where I found the […]

Continue Reading