Free Guide to Benefits for

Older New Yorkers.

Free Guide to estate planning

The eligibility criteria and dollar amounts shown for the benefits listed here are accurate as of Spring 2014. Print out and share with your family or caregiver. If there are any questions of which services are best for you or how benefits may affect you legally or financially feel free to call.




Social Security 1

Supplemental Security Income 2

Veterans Benefits 3

New York Prescription Saver Card 3

Public Assistance 4

Medicare 5

Medicare Savings Program 6

Medicare Part D 7

Affordable Care Act 7

Medicaid 8

Food Stamps (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance 9

Program SNAP)

Reduced Fare 10

Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) 11

Senior Citizen Homeowners Exemption (SCHE) 12

Real Property Tax Credit (IT-214) 13

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) 14 

Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) 15

New York State School Tax Relief Program (STAR) 16 

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Estate Planning guide

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•National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

•American Bar Association

•New York State Bar Association

•United States District Court New York Southern District • USDC NY Eastern District

•State of New York Unified Court System

•National Alliance of Trust & Estate Professionals

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