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How SNAP Ensures Healthy Aging

Participating in the SNAP is one of the most effective ways to reduce food insecurity and improve health outcomes.

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Keeping the Lights On: Housing & Utility Benefits

Most older adults want to remain living at home as long as they can, but what happens when the cost of maintaining that home becomes difficult? Fortunately for families struggling to make ends meet, there are several benefits programs that can help.

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The Growing Need for Representative Payees, and How You Can Help

Each year, millions of older adults become victims of financial exploitation. Social Security’s Representative Payee Program is one tool that can help.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: Federal Funding for Low-Income Benefits Outreach

On Sept. 30, funding authority expires for an important program that connects low-income Medicare beneficiaries with benefits to help them afford their health care costs. Learn more.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: 10 Ways the Administration’s Budget Would Impact Senior Programs

The White House released its first full budget proposal, and it includes historic cuts—and even elimination—of programs that older adults and their families have relied on for more than 50 years. See 10 senior programs that would be impacted.

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Finding Benefits Just Got Easier with the New BenefitsCheckUp®!

A new streamlined design of BenefitsCheckUp.org makes it even easier to learn if you or an older adult you know may be eligible for 2,500 federal, state, and private benefits programs that help pay for food, medicine, and more.

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Finding Relief When Disaster Strikes: 7 Disaster Assistance Programs That Can Help

Learn about 7 disaster assistance programs that can help you find relief after disaster strikes. Programs include assistance with food, housing, energy and more.

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