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Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC): Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) program that pays 65% of qualified health insurance premiums for eligible individuals and their family members.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

Internal Revenue Service

Benefits.gov

Answer questions to find out which government benefits you may be eligible to receive. Find information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

U.S. Department of Labor

Adoption Benefits FAQ

Find answers to fourteen frequently asked questions about the adoption credit.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Internal Revenue Service

BenefitsCheckUp: Find Benefit Programs

BenefitsCheckUp helps you find state, federal, and private benefits programs available where you live. These benefits programs can help pay for prescriptions, health care, food, utilities, and more. You can also get help with tax relief, transportation, legal issues, or finding work.

Review Date: December 12, 2014

National Council on Aging

Disabled American Veterans: Benefits Assistance

Find free benefit assistance available to veterans and their families with claims for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense, and other government agencies.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

Disabled American Veterans

Early Retiree Reinsurance Program

Search by state for employers participating in the Early Retiree Reinsurance Reinsurance Program that help early retirees get quality, affordable insurance.

Review Date: November 26, 2014

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Health Benefits Advisor

Health Benefits Advisor can help workers and their families better understand their federal right concerning access to health coverage, especially when they experience changes in their life and work situations--such as marriage, childbirth, job loss or retirement.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

U.S. Department of Labor

Kids and Families: Social Security Administration

This site provides materials for parents, children, young adults and teachers to learn about Social Security and what it means to you.

Review Date: February 12, 2013

Social Security Administration

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): Assistance with Heating and Cooling Costs

LIHEAP is a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. Read more to find out if you are elgibile for the program, and where to apply for assistance.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) State Agencies

LIHEAP is a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. LIHEAP operates in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Indian tribes or tribal organizations, and the U.S. territories. Find your State LIHEAP agency by clicking on the State’s name.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Medicaid Eligibility

Medicaid is health insurance that helps many people who can't afford medical care pay for some or all of their medical bills. Find out more details here.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicare Eligibility and Premium Calculator

Use this tool to find out if you are eligible for Medicare, a Federal health insurance program for people age 65 or older, some disabled people under age 65, and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure treated with dialysis or a transplant).

Review Date: October 07, 2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicare.gov: Getting Started

Try Medicare's free, secure online service for accessing personalized information regarding your Medicare benefits and services.

Review Date: November 14, 2012

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Modest Needs: Search Other Resources

Modest Needs' Resources database is a user-contributed list of helpful organizations and programs. The entries on this page have been listed by registered users of Modest Needs and are provided for information only.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

Modest Needs Foundation

National Resource Directory for Members of the Military, Veterans, and Their Families

This resource for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families offers information on benefits, employment, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation, and other services.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Personal Health and the Healthcare System (multimedia)

This multimedia site includes information on Medicare, Medicaid, advance directives,caregiving, and end of life care. Many materials are available in Russian and Spanish.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Healthy Roads Media

Social Security Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool

The Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) helps you find out if you are eligible for any Social Security programs. Information on how to apply for benefits is included.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Social Security Administration

Social Security Benefits For People Living With HIV/AIDS

If you have HIV/AIDS and cannot work, you may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.

Review Date: February 06, 2013

Social Security Administration

Social Security Disability Benefits

This booklet provides basic information on Social Security disability benefits, but is not intended to answer all questions. For specific information about your situation, contact a Social Security representative.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

Social Security Administration

Social Security Office Locator

Use this locator to find a Social Security office in your zip code area.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

Social Security Administration

Social Security: Understanding The Benefits

This booklet provides a general overview of the Social Security program and directs you to sources of further information.

Review Date: February 12, 2013

Social Security Administration

Social Security: What Every Woman Should Know

This booklet is not intended as a complete explanation of the Social Security program, but as a guide to those provisions that are, or can be, of particular interest to every woman.

Review Date: February 12, 2013

Social Security Administration

Social Security: What You Need To Know When You Get Retirement or Survivors Benefits

This booklet explains some of your rights and responsibilities when you receive retirement or survivors benefits. Learn when and how your Social Security benefits are paid.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

Social Security Administration

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Find a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (former Food Stamp Program) in your state that helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need for good health. Learn more about the program, if you are eligible, and how to apply.

Review Date: December 12, 2014

National Council on Aging

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility and Benefits

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program that provides crucial support to needy households and to those making the transition from welfare to work.

Review Date: October 07, 2014

Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Supplemental Security Income Program (SSI)

This booklet provides a general overview of the SSI program -- what SSI is, who can get it, and how to sign up for SSI.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

Social Security Administration

USA.gov

USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web, including health and nutrition.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

U.S. General Services Administration

Veterans Benefits

Veterans Benefits Department (VBD) provide free, comprehensive benefits assistance and advocacy to paralyzed veterans, their families, and disabled veterans. These services range from bedside visits to guidance in the VA claims process to legal representation for appealing denied claims.

Review Date: November 02, 2011

Paralyzed Veterans of America

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