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Social Security 2009 COLA Helps, But People with Disabilities Will Still Struggle, Says Allsup
Date:10/16/2008

ral, state and local government programs available to help those with disabilities or low incomes, as well as privately funded programs.

The government sponsored financial assistance programs available to low-income individuals include:

  • Help paying heat, electricity, telephone and water bills
  • Support for energy-efficient home upgrades
  • Reduced public transportation fares
  • Property tax credits
  • Food stamps
  • Free meals for children attending school, including summer months
  • Food pantries offering free monthly food packages

"Anyone struggling during the current economic environment can see some benefits from taking a closer look at their options," Gada said. "The COLA increase is a benefit for recipients, but individuals and their families also should recognize that they can take additional actions to improve their existing finances."

About Allsup

Allsup, Belleville, Ill., is a leading nationwide provider of financial and healthcare related services to people with disabilities. Founded in 1984, Allsup has helped more than 100,000 people receive their entitled Social Security Disability Insurance and Medicare benefits. Allsup employs more than 500 professionals who deliver services directly to consumers and their families, or through their employers and long-term disability insurance carriers.

For more information, visit Allsup.com.

The information provided is not intended as a substitute for legal or other professional services. Legal or other expert assistance should be sought before making any decision that may affect your situation.

Contact:
Mary Jung, (773) 429-0940, mtjung @ msn.com
Dan Allsup, (800) 854-1418 ext 5760, djallsup @ allsupinc.com

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