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General National / Federal Resources


Access America

The National Partnership for Reinventing Government, with the participation of various governmental agencies, has created this searchable site to provide older adults, and caregivers, with a single site to conduct all their governmental-related business online, without having to go to an office or call an 800 number. Includes information about social security benefits, taxes, health, and consumer protection.

Administration on Aging.

This division of Health & Human Services offers a wealth of information about its programs, the Aging Network, and many worthwhile related links.

National Institute on Aging

"The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is one of the National Institutes of Health, the principal biomedical research agency of the United States Government. The NIA promotes healthy aging by conducting and supporting biomedical, social, and behavioral research and public education."

SeniorLaw

An award-winning, excellent site sponsored by the New York law firm of Goldfarb &Abrandt. The Internet Public Library (IPL2) says of this site: "It contains links and a searchable database of information and resources on topics such as case law, Medicaid, Medicare, Elderlaw attorneys, social security, wills and trusts, nursing home law, long term care insurance and elder abuse and neglect. You can search recent Federal court decisions, statutes and regulations, and articles pertinent to the field of Elder law. Also contains links to sand neglect. You can search recent Federal court decisions, statutes and regulations, and articles pertinent to the field of Elder law. Also contains links to some of the best general sites on Eldercare and resources for seniors on the web."

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USAGov for Seniors

This site provides online access to government information and services of interest to seniors in the areas of consumer protection; education, jobs, and volunteerism; federal and state agencies; health; laws and regulations; retirement and money; taxes; and travel and leisure. Searchable and browsable. From the Office of Citizen Services and Communications, U.S. General Services Administration

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Social Security


Social Security Administration Online

A large site which includes downloadable forms, disability information, Medicare information, Benefit payments, etc.

Social Security Administration Online Beneifts Application Site

Aply online for retirement or spouses benefits or restart your incomplete retirement/spouses application, Apply for disability benefits or restart your incomplete disability application, or Check the status of an application

Social Security Benefit Calculators: