Saxton 4×4

Helps shed some light on why so many people are in debt today and offer helpful budgeting tips, basic financial management skills, and other practical advice about money. Contact Information Contact: Kathy Sommers Website: http://saxton4x4.co.uk/guide-to-managing-finances/

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Be Safer at Home, Inc.

A full-service PERS (personal emergency response service) provider. Offer home and mobile PERS devices, and contracted provider for Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands. Also provide special private-pay pricing for veterans and their families. Contact Information Contact: Kevin DalyPhone: 978-821-6327 Email: kevinmdaly13@msn.comWebsite: http://www.besaferathome.com Address:800 West Cummings Park, Ste 6950Woburn, MA Mailing Address:800 West Cummings…

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Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders

Assist low and moderate income elder homeowners. HOME provides comprehensive in-home counseling on financial and homeownership issues to enable successful aging in place. Services include displacement prevention, remainder life planning, budgeting, income maximization, equity conservation, consumer protections and creative financial options specially crafted for seniors. NOTE: HOME is not a legal services organization, nor is…

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Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

You may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) administers SNAP benefits. SNAP provides a monthly benefit to buy nutritious foods. To receive SNAP, you must be low income and be a US citizen or legal noncitizen (restrictions apply). Eligibility for SNAP…

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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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Massachusetts Family Caregiver Support Program

The MFCSP Program is a partnership between the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)/Aging Service Access Points (ASAPs). Elder Services of the Cape and Islands is the AAA and ASAP for Martha’s Vineyard. Through this partnership, support services are provided for family caregivers caring for adults over 60…

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Older Americans face many financial challenges as they age. They have opportunities to travel, explore new fields of work or hobbies, or spend time with family and friends. But often scam artists or bad advice take away these opportunities. The Office of Financial Protection for Older Americans is here to give seniors information and tools…

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Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration toll-free number 800-772-1213 operates from 7AM to 7PM, Monday to Friday. Recorded information and services are available 24 hours a day. The website contains information and resources including on-line databases and publications. Contact Information Phone: 855-881-0212 (Falmouth) Website: http://www.ssa.gov

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SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders)

The SHINE Program (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) is a state health insurance assistance program that provides free health insurance information, counseling and assistance to Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers. The SHINE Program is administered by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs in partnership with elder service agencies, social service…

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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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