Navigation Links
A Bright Spot - Financial Help for Seniors
Date:5/22/2009

LANSING, Mich., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Although times are tough, adults 60 and over may qualify for a little extra to help make ends meet. With the Economic Recovery Act, benefits have risen for the first time in years. There is money available to help pay the cost of groceries and Medicare premiums, if people invest an hour to apply at a local MiCAFE site. MiCAFE stands for Michigan's Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly. MiCAFE is a collaborative partnership with community and faith-based organizations that makes applying for public benefits easy and convenient. A MiCAFE appointment is time well spent; they might qualify for $1,348 a year or more in extra help.

"Every day we hear from adult children that their parents just can't get by in these hard times," Kate White, Executive Director of Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. states. "There are thousands of older adults in Michigan skipping meals because their fixed incomes and the rising cost of living don't leave them enough to pay for food, medicine, rent and utilities. Often, adult children are the first person a parent turns to, and MiCAFE can help by giving the parent a little more support to make ends meet."

Real people get real help with MiCAFE. In her long, independent life, Ms. Reba Smith of Detroit had never asked for help, and at first wasn't sure she wanted to. Ms. Smith applied for a Bridge Card with free help from MiCAFE. Ms. Smith was approved and now receives money every month on her Bridge Card to help her pay for groceries. Now Ms. Smith can buy things like bacon and butter that she wouldn't usually be able to afford without the Bridge Card. Ms. Smith says that every dollar helps.

MiCAFE has dedicated volunteers in the community who want to help older adults stay financially independent. To get free help to apply for programs like Food Assistance, Medicare Savings, Medicare Low Income Subsidy, call MiCAFE at 1-877-664-2233 or make an appointment at a MiCAFE site. For a list of sites visit the website http://elderlawofmi.org/MiCAFE. MiCAFE is a program of Elder Law of Michigan, Inc., a 501 c3 non- profit organization.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Elder Law of Michigan, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Employers Make New Commitments to Back-Up Child and Elder Care Solutions with Bright Horizons
2. Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures(R) Kids Initiative Visits Los Angeles
3. Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures(R) Kids Initiative Visits Union City, NJ
4. Bright Horizons Responds to National Health Emergency With Pandemic Alert Back-Up Child Care Solutions
5. CRis New Vectra(TM) Platform Rapidly Analyzes Tissue Slides and Microarrays in Brightfield and Fluorescence
6. Veterinary Specialist's Business Growth A Bright Spot in Dull Economy
7. L.I.T. Surgical Unveils Worlds Brightest, Lightweight, Cableless Surgical Headlight
8. Colgates Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Program Brings Free Childrens Dental Screenings to Los Angeles Area Big Lots Stores
9. Colgates Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Program Brings Free Childrens Dental Screenings to Atlanta Area Big Lots Stores
10. Researchers create smaller, brighter probe tailored for molecular imaging and tumor targeting
11. Leading pharmacologists to meet in Brighton
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... IL (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... which established the certification process to promote standards of excellence for the field ... Symposium, scheduled for March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have ... many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client has ... period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits from ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is ... a new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted ... each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As ... serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in southern Oregon, ... health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to create AccentCare ... company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight years. This ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... R.I. , Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, ... assessment, vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced the ... on the development of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. ... has provided exclusive access to enabling technologies to ... Eng., MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ROCKVILLE, Md. , Sept. 22, 2017  As ... by Republican Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and ... Kalorama Information notes that the medical device industry is ... the medical device tax, the 2.3% excise tax on ... Act.  But they also want covered patients, increased visits ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Sept. 19, 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company developing a non-invasive, ... tissues, announced three leadership team developments today:   ... ... ... Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek , PhD, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: