The Art of Aging: Pa. Medicare Benefits

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January 30, 2014 10:23:47 AM PST
There are many benefits available to senior citizens through Pennsylvania's Medicare program.

The state of Pennsylvania offers more benefits to its older citizens than any other state.

However, much is left unclaimed and Medicare can be very confusing.

"The APRISE program is a Medicare counseling program that works one on one with Medicare beneficiaries to help them understand their Medicare benefits," said Kristine McBennett, Director of APRISE.

There are also state programs that help with property tax, rent rebate, meals, energy assistance, food stamps and prescription costs and more.

"PACE is a pharmacy benefit that helps older Pennsylvanians...3 out of 4 people in Pennsylvania who are 65, meet those qualification criteria," said Tom Snedden, Director of PACE.

Ginger Zielinskie, Exec. Dir., Benefits Data Trust added," Most applications can be done over the phone in one phone call. We want to be the solution to seniors who are trying to understand what benefits they are eligible for and how to apply."

For more information on these and other programs, call the PCA help line, 215-765-9040.


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