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Government Agencies and Assistance Programs

Food Stamps
Phone: 800-221-5689
Website: www.fns.usda.gov/fsp

General website for a variety of government benefits
Phone: 1-800-FED-INFO (800-333-4636)
Website: www.govbenefits.gov
Website: www.govbenefits.gov/govbenefits/benefits/federal.jhtml
Website: www.govbenefits.gov/govbenefits/benefits/state.jhtml

Low Income Energy Assistance Program
Phone: 866-674-6327
Website: www.ncat.org/liheap/profiles/energyhelp.htm

Unemployment Benefits
Phone: 877-872-5627
Website: www.workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/map.asp

Senior Citizen(s)

Medicare
Description: The federal health insurance program for people 65 years of age or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure with dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).
Phone: 800-633-4227
Website: www.medicare.gov

Medicaid
Description: A joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs for individuals with low incomes and limited resources.
Phone: 800-633-4227
Website: www.cms.hhs.gov/home/medicaid.asp

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Description: An organization that helps to increase homeownership, support community development, and increase equal access to affordable housing.
Website: www.hud.gov

More Senior Citizen(s)

Social Security Administration
Description: Information regarding Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income.
Phone: 800-772-1213
Website: www.ssa.gov

Unemployment Benefits
Description: Helps consumers better understand unemployment benefits and eligibility restrictions.
Website: www.workforcesecurity.doleta.gov