Millions of seniors in the United States are missing out on more than $20 billion in aid
that could help pay for food, medicine and heating, simply because they don't
know it's there.
America’s elderly have had an increasingly difficult time over the past decade or so, if not before, and it’s not necessarily going to get easier.
Still, there are more sources of aid available. As reported in a recent Reuters article, millions of seniors are missing out on more than $20 billion through various programs for food, medicine, and heating.
In response, the NCOA (National Council On Aging) and several other organizations have launched campaigns to educate seniors on what’s available. The Reuters article provides more information regarding the programs. In addition, you may want to check out a more recent article from the New Old Age Blog of the New York Times, here.
Reference: Reuters (February 14, 2012) “U.S. seniors missing out on $20 bln of benefits”and The New York Times – The New Old Age Blog (February 16, 2012) “Tracking Down Government Aid”