Verizon / Special Protections and Third-Party Notification Programs

Seniors or those with disabilities may enroll in Verizon’s Special Protections program. When this special status is recorded in account records, Verizon will: make every effort to avoid blocking or turning off phone service for late payments enable eligibility for priority repair service The Special Protection program application forms also offers enrollment in the Third-Party Notification program…

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BenefitsCheckUp

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. BenefitsCheckUp is a free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a…

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Universal Service Administrative Company / Lifeline Support

The Lifeline Program is a federal program that provides a monthly discount on landline or wireless phone service to eligible low-income households. The Lifeline discount can lower or eliminate the cost of your monthly phone bills. Only one discount is available per household, either landline or wireless, but not both. Contact Information Phone: 888-641-8722 Email:…

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Verizon / Lifeline Discount Program

Lifeline is a government assistance program that is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable and the Federal Communications Commission. Only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. You may qualify for Lifeline service if you can show proof that you participate in certain government assistance programs or your annual income is equal…

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Eversource / Discount Rate Program

Eversource offers a discount rate to its customers who meet income and program eligibility requirements. Contact Information Phone: 800-566-2080 Website: https://www.eversource.com/Content/ema-c/residential/programs-services/financial-assistance/discount-rate Mailing Address:Eversource Customer Service, One NSTAR Way NW200Westwood, MA 02090-9909

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The Salvation Army Martha’s Vineyard Service Unit

The Salvation Army provides financial and counseling assistance to those in temporary need due to an unusual circumstance in their life. This aid may include vouchers for rent, fuel, and groceries. The Salvation Army may also be able to provide referrals to other agencies to supplement this aid. Contact Information Contact: Richard ReinhardsenPhone: 774-563-9436 Email:…

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Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, Inc.

The mission of the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, Inc. is to provide urgent financial assistance for basic human needs to individuals and families residing on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket who are experiencing temporary financial hardships. Contact Information Contact: Betsey SetharesPhone: 508-778-5661 Email: info@needyfund.orgWebsite: http://www.needyfund.org

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South Shore Community Action Council

The Fuel Assistance Program assists low income individuals and families with the cost of heating their homes during the winter season. Income guidelines are found on WWW.SSCAC.ORG Levels of assistance vary by income; household size and source of heat. Payments are made to energy dealers or utilities. A list of Martha’s Vineyard outreach sites for…

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Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled

The Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD) has been aggressively working since 1984 to advance the independence, productivity, and integration of people with disabilities, including deaf and hard of hearing people, into mainstream society. You may want to contact CORD if: You want to learn more about your disabled child’s educational rights; You…

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Dukes County Social Services Department

The Social Services department’s primary functions include, but are not limited to, application assistance for the following programs: SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Fuel Assistance: Applications for Fuel Assistance are being accepted for the 2018-2019 season. This program helps low-income families pay for the cost of their heating bills from November 1st…

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Island Wide Youth Collaborative

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services The Island Wide Youth Collaborative (IWYC), a Massachusetts Family Resource Center provides services for at-risk families, young people and community members. The goal of a Family Resource Center is to support families to strengthen their bonds, connect to others and engage in their community. The center was formed in 2013 as…

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