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USDA Announces Plan to Protect SNAP Participants’ Access to SNAP in February

Via USDA At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a plan to ensure that low-income Americans have access to the nutrition they need, despite the inability of Congress to pass an appropriations bill that safely secures our borders.  The plan provides full benefits for participants in […]

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Energy Assistance Resources

Energy Assistance Resources  By Nicholas Goodman, MiCAFE Network Specialist  Fall has arrived, and with it approaches a need for weatherization and utility assistance programs. If you are working with a client who needs assistance with energy bills, there are resources they should know about.  MDHHS is changing State Emergency Relief (SER), effective October 1, 2018.  Crisis season has been eliminated. A household may receive SER assistance with heat […]

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Positive resident experiences nets Michigan’s MI Bridges application website national, state awards

Via Michigan.gov/mdhhs For additional information contact: Bob Wheaton, 517-241-2112 Michigan’s improved MI Bridges – the self-service website where residents can apply for public assistance benefits, manage their cases and explore community resources – recently won national and state awards. The awards recognize MI Bridges as technology that provides for positive user experiences. The national honor is the IT […]

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How SNAP Ensures Healthy Aging

Via NCOA By Erin Kee Proper nutrition is essential for older adults to age well. Yet 2.8 million households with an older adult experience food insecurity, lacking consistent access to nutritious food for an active, healthy life. Food insecure seniors face a wide array of negative health outcomes: More chronic conditions: Food insecure seniors have lower nutrient intake […]

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Free Tax Preparation Help Available

Via AARP By Gary Strauss The Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting 2017 returns on Jan. 29. If you need assistance figuring out the often-complex tax rules, you can take advantage of free preparation and advice from AARP, the IRS, volunteer organizations and some commercial tax advisors. The last day to file is April 17, two days […]

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Medicare and Medicare Savings Program (MSP)

By Sara Jackson, MiCAFE Network Specialist Medicare is a federal health insurance program available to individuals who are 65 years or older, persons with disabilities under the age of 65, and individuals with end-stage renal disease. Medicare has two parts —Part A and Part B Medicare Part A is hospital insurance and helps pay for […]

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8 Things to Know about Your New Medicare Card

8 Things to Know about Your New Medicare Card

By Dawn Kepler, Project Administrator In April 2018, new Medicare cards will be sent out and the new card will include a new Medicare Number. The mailing for these new cards will be staggered throughout the year and it is expected to end by April 2019. Here are 8 Things to Know about Your New Medicare […]

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Free Resources for Aging Services Providers

Via ncoa.org By Brandy Bauer Whether you’re a benefits counselor at a local aging agency, or an activities director at a senior center, chances are you’re always on the lookout for free materials to use at outreach events, health fairs, communal dining, conferences, and more. While anyone is welcome to download any publication from NCOA’s […]

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