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GRADD announces new website to assist Medicare beneficiaries with saving money

The Green River Area Development District (GRADD) is pleased to announce that they have partnered with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and have added a consumer-friendly website allowing people to see if they potentially qualify for hundreds of benefits, using the Benefits CheckUp. This will allow more people with Medicare in the seven-county GRADD region to improve their financial outlook by enrolling in programs that save money on health care, prescriptions, food, and more.

Nationally, half of all people with Medicare live on incomes less than $24,280/year, and often lack the resources needed to meet basic living expenses. Several programs exist to help these individuals, but many people do not know how to apply for assistance.

“GRADD has a strong history of helping vulnerable residents in Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster Counties,” said Ken Lawson with GRADD. “We’re proud to be part of a national network of centers that, since 2009, has helped over one million low-income older adults and younger adults with disabilities to save over half a billion dollars and achieve long-term financial stability.”

Interested individuals may log on to this new website at www.benefitscheckup.org. If you need assistance, or if you wish to schedule an outreach event for your group or organization, please call Ken Lawson at 800-928-9094. If you live in Henderson, Union, and Webster Counties contact Judi Mayo at 270-852-1353.

From Green River Area Development District

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