17 Benefits for Older New Yorkers

June 25, 2014
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There are many different types of assistance programs available that may be able to help with your rent, heating costs, medication, and more if you are eligible. The New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section published a pamphlet that introduces 17 different benefits that older New Yorkers may be eligible for. The following benefits are highlighted in the pamphlet:

1. Social Security
2. Medicare
3. Medicare Buy-In
4. Medicaid
5. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
6. Temporary Assistance
7. Veterans Benefits
8. Elder Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC)
9. Food Stamps
10. Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
11. Weatherization Referral and Packaging Program (WRAP)
12. Senior Citizen Rent Increase (SCRIE)
13. Senior Citizen Homeowners Exemption (SCHE)
14. Real Property Tax Credit
15. Reduced Fare
16. New York State School Tax Relief Program (STAR)
17. Life Line Telephone Service

Each of the 17 benefits are accompanied by a brief summary, eligibility guidelines, and how to apply. The publication can be viewed by clicking on the following link: https://www.nysba.org/Sections/Elder/17_Benefits_for_Older_New_Yorkers/17_Benefits_for_

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