9 government benefits for seniors

9 government benefits for seniors are available right now that you can take advantage of

Look through the list below to find the ones that can make your life a bit easier.

1.Social Security Payments to Dependents

Widows and widowers, children, and other dependents can receive monthly payments based on the social security recipient’s work history. For more information visit the Social Security Administration website. 

2. Shoes for diabetics

Custom-made shoes and inserts for anyone with diabetes who’s eligible for Medicare Part B. For more information visit the Medicare website.

3.Free rides

Elderly people with mobility problems can receive free transportation to and from their home to appointments. For transportation resources visit the Eldercare Locator.

4.Low-interest loans for small businesses affected by disaster

A business or nonprofit damaged in a disaster can receive a low-interest, long-term loan for up to $2 million. For more information visit the Small Business Administration website.

5. Home or car modifications for veterans

Veterans with disability can be eligible to receive a loan or loan guarantee to buy a house or car or modify an existing house or car. For specific details visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair website. 

6. Free credit check

Three times a year anyone can order his or her own credit report for free. To learn more and receive your free credit report goes to AnnualCreditReport.com

7. Therapy for Alzheimer’s patients

Medicare Part B covers patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Speech, physical and occupational therapy are all included in the coverage. For more information visit the Medicare website. 

8. Burial benefits for Veterans

Every Veteran who is approved by the Veterans Administration can get a headstone, a graveyard and in some cases they cover some of the funeral expenses as well. For specific details visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair website.

9. Help with household chores

Those over 60 or disabled are eligible and can receive moving help and free or low cost home and yard maintenance. In 1973 Congress passed the Older Americans Act (OAA), a national network that helps seniors stay independent. Visit the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging for further information.