Resources / public Benefits
FOOD CUPBOARDS, SOUP KITCHENS, AND OTHER FOOD RESOURCES
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program, known as the Senior Food Box, supplies a free box of food to seniors every month. It includes fruits and juices, vegetables, milk, plant-based protein, meat/poultry/fish, cereals, cheese, and pasta or rice. You must be at least 60 years old and meet income requirements to qualify. Call 610-628-2400 for questions or to apply.
Resources for Working with Individuals with Hoarding Issues
In Montgomery County, it is our goal to improve the health, safety, and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) individuals/identities. We know that the LGBTQ community is a thriving group that has unique health needs that must be addressed. According to the Welcoming Project, estimates from 2011 indicate that over 9 million American adults identify as LGBTQ. They represent diverse ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, religious convictions, and belief systems, as do their allies.
SENIOR LIVING OPTIONS
AGENCIES TO ASSIST WITH COMPLETING FORMS/APPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC BENEFITS
*This list is to serve as a guide, not to be viewed as a recommendation by the Office of Senior Services.
COMPASS - Apply online for benefits
Montgomery County Personal Navigator Program of VNA - 1-800-591-8234
CADCOM (COMMUNITY ACTION DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - 610-277-6363
*Does not assist with PA Rent/Tax Rebate forms
Contact Your Local Senior Center in Montgomery County
BENEFITS AND RIGHTS INFORMATION
Download a copy from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s webpage, Click Here
FREE DENTAL CLINICS FOR VETERANS
Veterans - HealthLinkDental
PA RENT REBATE AND PROPERTY TAX REBATE
To receive an application booklet, contact the Montgomery County Office of Community Connections, 610-278-3522 or the PA Department of Revenue, 610-270-1780.
PUBLIC BENEFIT ASSISTANCE
Apply for Medicaid, SNAP(previously Food stamps), LIHEAP, etc.at the PA Department of Human Services
Montgomery County Office of Senior Services (MCOSS) is unable to provide cash assistance to those in need. Please see below for agencies that may be able to assist you. Please note that this is a list of agencies that may have funds available. MCOSS does not monitor the agencies to establish their current available funds.
If you are a Montgomery County resident experiencing homelessness, contact Your Way Home Montgomery County, 2-1-1.
LIHEAP assists low-income families to pay their heating bills. Call the LIHEAP Hotline at 1-866-857-7095.
Elder Law Handbook
Federal Trade Commission (Identity Theft): 877-438-4338, General Complaints: 877-382-4357
Legal Aid of Montgomery County: 610-275-5400
Montgomery County Bar Association Referral Line: 610-279-9660
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office: 610-278-3368
PA Attorney General - Elder Abuse Hotline: 866-623-2137
Pennsylvania SeniorLaw HelpLine: 215-988-1244 or 877-727-7529 (printable flyer)