Houston Senior Government Services
The purpose of this is to provide an overview of the various federal programs and services available to Seniors in the Houston area and statewide. It is not an exhaustive list of resources, but rather is meant to provide information for Seniors, Veterans, and the disabled. When you choose Advocate Senior Legal Center, we will conduct a needs assessment. Each Senior’s issue is different.
Do you know what you’re entitled to, and how many resources are available to Seniors? The costs of long-term care can deplete a life savings in the blink of an eye. Let us help you in the decision making process, and show you the way through the maze of programs and benefits and prepare the applications to qualify. These programs are, by definition, complicated, bureaucratic, and overwhelming for older adults and their families. We act as your means of access to these agencies and programs:
Medicare is a program of national health insurance for persons who are over the age of sixty-five or seriously disabled.
Social Security has two distinct meanings in American life. Specifically, it refers to the old age insurance system established by the Social Security Act of 1935. It also describes a much broader goal: protection for all citizens against a wide range of suffering, including poverty, homelessness, disability, and ill health.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was established to operate programs to benefit veterans and their families. Established in 1989, its predecessor was an independent agency, the Veterans Administration, which had been created in 1930.
Each one of the above mentioned programs has areas of concentrations to assist Seniors. These can range for preventive care to prescription drug assistance. Again, this is NOT all programs available.
Contact our office and we will assist you in finding the right program for your Senior!
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