What other services are available if you don’t have money and need help?
Los Angeles – Section 8 Housing Subsidy – participants pay about 30% of their income towards their rent and HUD pays the rest of the rent to the owner. However, The Section 8 application process is closed until further notice.
CA Dept of Social Services CDSS
- Cash Aid
- Residential Care
- Day Care
Cell & Land Line Phone Discounts –
CA Public Utilities Commission
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|Nexus Communications, Inc. (ReachOut Wireless)||877-777-1914||reachoutmobile.com|
|Virgin Mobile USA, L.P. (Assurance Wireless)||888-898-4888||assurancewireless.com|
|Telscape Communications, Inc.||800-835-7227||telscape.com|
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Though we were ‘lucky’, in that Social Services here in Lake County has helped us with food, medical, dental, vision and more, probably most of the reason we got this help is that, due to the Valley Fire, 2015, my husband’s and my jobs at xxx burned to the ground.
We had planned to ‘retire’ there, working for the next decade or more, but found ourselves jobless, income-less, with a lease and no ‘retirement plan’. Our outgo exceeded our SSI income so we went through every government agency, disaster relief, Red Cross assistance plan, food and clothing donation center, and finally after a couple of months, when things had died down, found Social Services, who immediately got things sorted out, Medi-gap included. All I can say to those seniors whose income falls short, is
1) move to Nevada, where all Medi-gap insurance is FREE,
2) check with local county Social Services and
3) plan to work ’til you die.
Brigit S M
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