Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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Depending on your IMMIGRATION STATUS, length of time in the United States, and income, you may be eligible for some federal benefit programs. Government assistance programs can be critically important to the well-being of some immigrants and their families. Frequently, however, there is a lack of information about how to access such benefits. Benefit programs can be complicated and you may be given misleading information about how they operate.

The links below will lead you to official government websites describing a range of assistance programs.

Official website with information on all available federal benefit programs. (English version - Spanish version)

Official website for Medicare, the health insurance program for people 65 years of age or older or who have specific disabilities.

Official website for Medicaid, the joint federal/state medical care program for low-income people.

Official website for the Social Security Administration. (English version - Spanish version)

Social Security information available in foreign languages.

Information on Supplemental Security Income benefits for aliens.

Information on the Food Stamp Program for low-income families.

A website containing links to available federal information in other languages.

Information on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program.

Information on access to federal benefits and services for immigrant survivors of domestic violence.


WHAT A COUNTRY!

http://www.welcometousa.gov/Government_benefits/default.htm


Important items such as how to find a house, how to find low-cost healthcare, and how to obtain a driver's license are covered in this section.

For more information, click on the following links:

Taking Care of Your Health
Health Insurance
Services in Your Community
Family Issues
Housing







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