Category: Consumer and Debt

Did you know that one-third of senior households have no money left over each month or are in debt after paying for their necessities? View resources to help seniors address these debts.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Overview: Information and resources for financial matters. Provider: Federal Government Website: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/ ...
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Federal Trade Commission

Overview: Information from the Federal Government related to financial matters, including scam alerts. Provider: Federal Government Website: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/ ...
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Annual Credit Report

Overview: This is a truly free, no-strings-attached resource for getting a copy of credit reports from Trans Union, Experian, and ...
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Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service (MPAS)

Overview: Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service (MPAS) provides information and referral services, as well as resolution of disability-related issues; technical assistance; ...
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Social Security Administration

Overview: Department of the Federal Government which oversees Social Security benefits. Provider: Federal Government Website: https://www.ssa.gov/ ...
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Map of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) County Offices

Overview: Department within the State of Michigan that oversees many benefits programs, including SNAP. Provider: State of Michigan Website: http://michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73970_5461—,00.html ...
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2 – 1 – 1

Overview: 2-1-1 is a free, confidential service by the United Way which helps identify community resources. Provider: United Way Website: ...
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Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs)

Overview: Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are experts on all aspects of aging. They were created by a federal law ...
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LeadingAge: Service Search

Overview: Members of LeadingAge are the leaders in innovative aging services. They represent the full continuum of providers who believe ...
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Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC)

Overview: Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) provides advocacy help and resources regarding utilities. Provider: State of Michigan Website: https://www.michigan.gov/mpsc ...
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Michigan County Websites

Overview: List of websites for each County in Michigan. Provider: State of Michigan Website: http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,1607,7-192-29701_31713_31714-97053–,00.html ...
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Office of Services to the Aging: Service Search

Overview: Directory of services listed by category. Provider: State of Michigan Website: https://www.osapartner.net/miseniors/SearchByServiceName.aspx ...
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National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)

Overview: Legal aid provider for people with limited income. Provider: National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) Website: https://www.nclc.org/ ...
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Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services

Overview: Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) can offer assistance to consumers if they have questions or complaints about ...
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