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From Medicaid to Medicare: How States Can Help Those Facing the Cliff

States are using a variety of practices to assist people with expansion Medicaid to avoid falling off the Medicare cliff and losing benefits when they become eligible for Medicare.

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Tools for Elder Hispanic Economic Security

Hispanic older adults experience greater economic insecurity, but they can use NCOA tools to help improve their budget and money management.

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Helping Our Nation’s Heroes: 18 Benefits for Veterans

If you or a loved one is a veteran, discover the wide variety of public and private benefits that can help you stay independent, healthy, and secure.

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70 Strong: A New Way to Help Older Adults Age Well

We often hear about community organizations that are finding ways to support the health and welfare of seniors in their areas. Learn about 70 Strong, a “concierge service for older adults.”

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SSI vs. SSDI: What Are These Benefits and How Do They Differ?

SSI and SSDI are often misunderstood. Learn everything you need to know about how these two benefits differ with regard to eligibility, amounts, applying, and more.

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Nutritious Food: An Ultimate Necessity as We Get Older

Read how the Feeding America network is working to deliver nutritious food to seniors nationwide.

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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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