Even if you’re not a senior check into this for your mom, dad or grandparents or anyone else because each year over 3 million eligible seniors and people with disabilities fail to apply for a little-known program that will give them over $1,000 extra in their Social Security check. That’s how much the government deducts for Medicare Part B payments. The program is called Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries Plan, or Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries Plan. To learn more contact your local Social Security Office at 800-772-1213. You can also contact the Medicare Hotline and request the publication Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare; contact Medicare Hotline at 800-MEDICARE or online
Everyone won’t get $20,000 for just anything. But there are over 1,000 community action agencies that offer money to people in need for all kinds of reasons: day care, food, rent, housing, fuel bills, repairs, auto, etc. To find a community action agency near you contact Community Action Partnership, 1100 17th St., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036. Phone: 202-265-7546, fax: 202-265-8850
States have programs to pay for Medicare Part B premiums when you cannot afford them. Contact your local Medicare office to see if you qualify to receive these funds. Contact Medicare at 800-622-4932
because small arts groups are having cash flow trouble in this tight economic climate, there are now easy loans being offered by some non-profits to help make ends meet.Find similar groups in your area by contacting your state department of arts and humanities located in your state capital.