Behavior: Where to Get Help

Americans over 65 face a bewildering set of problems as they try to adjust to old age, retirement, and often, financial shortage. Federal, state and local governments offer a wide variety of programs to help out. Among them:

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. Almost every American over 65 and many over 62 can apply for Social Security through some 1,300 local Social Security offices, which are listed under "U.S. Government" in telephone directories. Those not eligible for railroad retirement, civil service or veterans' pensions probably qualify for state-administered Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI information is available...

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