Eligible residents receive $300 to $600.
People who are on fixed incomes such as Social Security Retirement, Social Security Disability or VA benefits can apply, as can taxpayers who don't normally make enough to file a tax return. People receiving only SSI do not qualify, however.
Local libraries have copies of the application form and county offices on aging can help people fill it out.
Public Advocate's Hot Line: 1-877-582-6995