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The SSA, or Social Security Administration, is an independent Federal agency in the executive branch of government. It is one of the largest federal agencies. The central administrative and computer operations are located in Baltimore, MD. There are local SSA offices to service individual claims. People pay taxes into the program. The program takes the […]
Ability Tools is a great resource for older adults or anyone with a disability in California. The program includes: How is Ability Tools a medical resource? Older adults and people with disabilities often need medical equipment or supplies. Ability Tools works with the California Assistive Technology Reuse Coalition, aka Reuse Programs. These programs are non-profits […]
What is hazardous waste and where to drop it off? It is products or solutions that are known to cause threats to public health, the environment, and even your household. It usually has one or more traits: Ignitability, Reactivity, Corrosivity, or Toxicity. It can also come in gas, liquid, or solid. States regulate how to […]
Health Insurance Counselling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) is a nonprofit organization. They provide free and unbiased information and counseling about Medicare to help people make informed decisions. HICAP is a statewide network of nonprofit organizations. It is authorized by California state legislation through the Department of Aging to provide Medicare counseling. HICAP is funded through the […]
IHSS is a program offered in California that pays for services so that a person can remain safely in their home. Here are the eligibility requirements for IHSS: The types of services IHSS will authorize are: A county Social Worker will interview an applicant at their home to determine their eligibility and need for this […]
An Ombudsman is a resource serving the elderly and their families and caregivers. They resolve disputes from a neutral, independent viewpoint. An Ombudsman will informally conduct impartial fact-finding about your complaints or concerns and ensure the agency meets its quality and timeliness standards or, as appropriate in certain individual cases, seek to bring a mutually agreeable […]