Vets May Be Eligible for Aid and Attendance, Housebound Benefits

For many aging or disabled veterans who need help with activities of daily living, finding the funds to pay for the care they need is a common concern.

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Free Insurance Counseling Available through Department of Aging

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging is reminding consumers that free, objective health benefits counseling is available through the APPRISE Program, which is designed to counsel and encourage Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers to make informed healthcare coverage decisions.

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Could You Be Missing Out On Senior Discounts?

People who reach or near their retirement years often need to watch every penny.

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Social Security News: Social Security Announces 1.3% Benefit Increase for 2021

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3% in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced in October.

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How America Wants to Be Buried in 2020

Earlier this year, Choice Mutual surveyed 1,500 people over age 18 in the United States on their burial preferences. The following information represents some of their findings.

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Free Online Tool Helps Older Adults Find Medicare Coverage

As Medicare Open Enrollment nears, the National Council on Aging has launched a modernized version of its My Medicare Matters online tool that simplifies the often-confusing process of choosing a Medicare plan.

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2 Alternatives for Struggling Retirees Who Don’t Want to Drain Their Savings

Financial professionals often have this word of advice when the market takes a tumble and your 401(k) and other retirement accounts lose value:

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Department of Aging Releases Study on Financial Exploitation of Older Pennsylvanians

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging recently released its study on the impact of financial exploitation of older adults.

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Savvy Senior: How to Get Veterans’ Funeral and Burial Benefits

Dear Savvy Senior,

Does the VA provide any special burial benefits to old veterans? My dad, who has late-stage Parkinson’s disease, served during the Vietnam War in the 1960s.

– Only Child

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