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Learn about housing, food, income and health benefits offered by federal and state governments to eligible older adults. Download a copy of a public benefits guide for your state. Read


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Need help paying for food, utilities or medicine?  Could you be eligible for 15 government programs that help people stretch their money and cover everyday costs? Benefits QuickLINK can help you find out! Answer the survey questions and get the program applications and information you need to apply for programs where you live.

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