Especially for Seniors

What EverySenior VeteranShould Knowin Massachusetts

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Whether it’s attending the World’s Best Veterans Coffee Hour to ask questions directly of subject matter experts, attending the Warrior Wellness adaptive fitness class for all ages, utilizing the Veterans Food Corner to save some money on groceries, we’d love to see you in person.  Check the Activities and Events page for more information on these and other activities!

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Health Insurance Counseling

Health Insurance Counseling

The SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Program provides free health insurance information and counseling to all Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers. People who have Medicare or who are about to become eligible for Medicare can meet with a counselor to learn about benefits and options available. A counselor will review programs that help people with limited income to pay health care costs. To find a local SHINE counselor and schedule an appointment, call MassOptions at 1-800-243-4636, or. TTY/ASCll (800) 439-2370.

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Councils on Aging

Local Councils on Aging

Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA) is a membership association of the 350 municipal councils on aging and senior centers. Their main page hosts a map which makes it easy to find information on your local senior center and council on aging, which are often a great resource to connect with local senior services and activities.

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Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology is any item, piece of equipment that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities. Whether it's learning how to improve independence at home, helping to communicate, or simply knowing what your options are; we guarantee you will learn something useful when you experience Easterseals Massachusetts Assistive Technology services.

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FINANCIAL HELP

Veterans Financial Assistance

Massachusetts Chapter 115 Veteran & Dependent Financial Assistance

This income-based program is available to Massachusetts Veteran residents, and their dependents, through your local Veterans Services Officer (most often found at your town or city hall, or at your local senior center). This benefit may pay a monthly stipend, past due rent or mortgage, out-of-pocket medical costs, necessary home repairs, and more.

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Veterans Financial Assistance

VA Non-service Connected Pension

The Veterans Pension program provides monthly payments to wartime Veterans who meet certain age or disability requirements, and who have income and net worth within certain limits.
VA Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits provide monthly payments added to the amount of a monthly VA pension for qualified Veterans and survivors. If you need help with daily activities, or you’re housebound, this may be added to your pension. Learn more and/or apply below.

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Veterans Financial Assistance

VA Disability Compensation

VA Disability Compensation is a tax free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. Compensation may also be paid for post-service disabilities that are considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though they may arise after service. Find out more and how to apply for and manage the Veterans disability benefits you've earned.

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