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BENEFITS



Published: Mon, July 2, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



BENEFITS

What seniors miss

Other benefits seniors often miss out on include:

Veterans benefits: The Veterans Administration offers help with medical care, in-home services, home loans, etc. Most of these benefits are available to veterans regardless of their incomes. Additionally, many states offer supplemental benefits for veterans, such as extra advocacy or health services.Health-insurance counseling: Elderly adults can get free help and counseling on Medicare, Medigap, HMOs and other health insurance for seniors.Weatherization: This program provides free home energy repairs and services that can lower energy bills.Nutrition services: Low-cost meals at senior centers, churches and other community locations are available to all people 60 or older, and home-delivered meals are available to homebound seniors.Property-tax relief: In most states, there are programs to reduce property taxes for middle-income seniors.




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