Free Tax Assistance Offered – Chester County

Through April 16, the AARP Tax-Aide program will offer free one-on-one counseling as well as assistance on the telephone and internet to help individuals prepare basic tax forms, including the 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, and other standard documents.

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Free Tax Assistance Offered – Cumberland County

Through April 16, the AARP Tax-Aide program will offer free one-on-one counseling as well as assistance on the telephone and internet to help individuals prepare basic tax forms, including the 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, and other standard documents.

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Winter Heating Bill Assistance Available

The Department of Human Services is accepting both crisis and regular applications for Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) through April 12.

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When it Comes to Retirement, Get S.M.A.R.T.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, and catch the trade winds in your sails. – Mark Twain

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Social Security News: Beware of Scammers Pretending to Be from Social Security

In the digital age, frauds and scams are an unfortunate part of doing business online. During the holiday season, Social Security has traditionally seen a spike in phishing scams, and we want to protect you as best we can.

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Reduce Your Utility Bills during the Holidays

Holiday time usually means higher utility bills for most households, especially if you are preparing large meals.

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Social Security News: 2.8 Percent COLA Increase Announced for 2019

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced recently.

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Can I Get Aid and Attendance or Housebound Benefits?

If you need help with your daily activities, or you’re housebound, you may qualify for Aid and Attendance or Housebound allowances in addition to your pension benefits.

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Bill Would Train Retailers, Financial Institutions to Spot Fraudulent Transactions

Recently, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, introduced the Senior Scams Prevention Act (S. 3522).

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