There are several state and federal income assistance programs available to older people. This chapter will talk about these programs.
Each section in this chapter will give you a basic overview of the program, the eligibility requirements, information on what to do if you receive a Notice of Overpayment, and the appeals process. The major federal programs discussed in this chapter are:
- Social Security
- Social Security Disability Insurance
- Supplemental Security Insurance
- Veterans Benefits
- Railroad Retirement
- Other State benefits
The chapter will also cover “Representative Payee” questions.