Sam echoes the frustration of today's caregiver, often living miles away and unfamiliar with the benefits and programs in their parents' towns. A new website, www.seniorbenefitsguide.com, enlightens New York State seniors and their caregivers on programs like Medicare Extra Help, which can save $4,000 a year in prescription costs, the Veteran's Aid and Attendance program, worth over $1,700 a month to a retired veteran ($1,100 plus per month to their spouse), and even where to look for unclaimed pensions-- tens of millions of dollars seniors may have forgotten about, that is theirs for the taking.
Compiled by a local New Yorker who has researched and used these care giving resources for her own family, this site also explains how qualify for Medicaid when your assets are too high, provides critical do's and don'ts when you order from Canadian pharmacies and directs you to coupons for costly prescription medications. And for people like Sam and her mom, www.seniorbenefitsguide.com offers direct links and phone numbers to senior programs and activities in all 62 counties.
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We research and provide information so seniors living in New York State, and their caregivers, can readily locate the benefits and discounts that they deserve.