Need $7,000 for a new roof, or $300 for eye glasses, $1,000 for dentures, or a ride to the doctor or even legal help or a new living situation? You can contact the government’s Eldercare hotline for almost any problem concerning a senior. Contract 1-800-677-1116.
Organizations providing low-cost legal assistance to people involved in tax disputes can apply for grants worth up to $100,000 for the calendar year. This year $6 million was awarded to 102 organizations. Grants are awarded in December for the following year. To qualify for a grant, tax clinics must be run by accredited law, business, or accounting schools whose students represent taxpayers in tax disputes with the IRS or in the courts, or by tax-exempt organizations. These groups can represent taxpayers in tax-related matters, refer taxpayers to qualified representatives and provide non-English speaking taxpayers information about their tax rights and responsibilities. Clinics may charge tax payers a small fee for legal help. For more information request application package in Publication 3319 by phone at 800-829-3676 or visit the following web sites