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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.

The Latest in Benefits Access

Center for Benefits Seeks Proposals to Fund New BECs in 2015

NCOA's Center for Benefits Access is pleased to announce the availability of up to 10 grants for nonprofit organizations and state agencies to apply and become Benefits Enrollment Centers (BECs).

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Medicare Beneficiaries with Limited English Proficiency

This visualization tool allows users to see where there are high concentrations of limited English proficient (LEP) low-income Medicare beneficiaries in their states, and to identify the most common languages spoken by these LEP populations.

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Hunger Action Month: #getSNAP

September is Hunger Action Month, and we developed these sample social media posts to tell real stories of seniors who have used SNAP to get help paying for healthy food. Use them to help us get the word out, or use the hashtag #getSNAP to tell the story of how SNAP has benefited you!

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Seniors & SNAP: 5 Myths Busted

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) helps 4 million low-income older Americans buy nutritious foods. But, many older adults are confused by common myths about the program. Get the facts with our new infographic!

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