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Sue had just $813 a month to survive. Of that, she needed $136 just to pay for two prescriptions. Then Sue met a benefits counselor supported by NCOA. Soon, she was saving thousands of dollars.

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How to Get Help for Dental, Vision, and Hearing Services

Medicare pays for a range of health care services for older adults and persons living with disabilities. But routine teeth cleaning, vision and hearing tests, eyeglass and hearing aid fittings, and similar procedures are not covered. Find out how to get help paying for these services.

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10 Ways the Ryan Budget Could Harm Older Americans

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote this week on a budget resolution from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) that could significantly harm our nation’s seniors, particularly millions struggling to make ends meet.

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War on Poverty Still Critical for Vulnerable Seniors

NCOA today praised the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging for holding a hearing on gains in senior income security since President Lyndon Johnson declared War on Poverty in the 1960s—but emphasized that the job is far from over.

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President’s Budget a Mixed Bag for Senior Programs

President Obama’s FY15 budget proposal, released March 4, includes a variety of program cuts plus investments intended to promote opportunity and growth. See what's included for the Older Americans Act, Medicare, Social Security, and other programs affecting seniors.

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