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Tips for Seniors

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Medicare & Medicaid Services
A federal government website managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Adult Preventive Care Timeline (pdf)
Guide to Clinical Preventive Services
Extra help paying for Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
If you are currently on Medicare, you may qualify for "extra help" (the low income subsidy) from Medicare to pay for prescription drug costs. This can help you pay your drug plan's monthly premium, deductible, co-payments and the drug coverage gap. Please contact Social Security Administration
Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC)
The Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program is a New York State program for seniors administered by the Department of Health. It helps more than 270,000 income-eligible seniors aged 65 and older to supplement their out-of-pocket Medicare Part D drug plan costs. Seniors can apply for EPIC at any time of the year and must be enrolled or eligible to be enrolled in a Medicare Part D drug plan to receive EPIC benefits and maintain coverage.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
SSI pays monthly checks to people age 65 or older or who have a disability and limited resources. Contact Socal Security Administration
Mesothelioma Info

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer. One of the primary mesothelioma causes is asbestos exposure. The cancer develops in the mesothelium, a protective membrane that lines three body cavities: the thoracic cavity (pleura), abdominal cavity (peritoneum) and the heart sac (pericardium). In the case of testicular mesothelioma, the cancer develops in the tunica vaginalis, the membrane surrounding the testicles.

Medicare Savings Program
This program helps people with limited income to pay their Medicare Part B premium (in 2008 this is $96.40/month). If you are enrolled in a medicare Savings Program, a Medicare beneficiary is also deemed eligible for "extra help" in paying Medicare Part D prescription Drug costs.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. FNS also works with State partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity.
Telephone Lifeline Service
This program is offered to all eligible households receive a reduced rate for telephone service and installation charges. Contact your locat telephone service provider.
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