Financially Speaking

Sources for Financial and Legal Information and Assistance

Internal Revenue Service irs.gov
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. To locate the nearest VITA site, call 1-800-906-9887.

Long Term Care.gov longtermcare.gov
The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys naela.org
Professional association of over 4,200 attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to seniors and people with special needs.

National Care Planning Council longtermcarelink.net
Helps families with long term care planning.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling debtadvice.org
Promotes financially responsible behavior and helps consumers drive down their debt and take control of their finances.

Special Needs Alliance specialneedsalliance.com
A national organization of attorneys dedicated to the practice of disability and public benefits law.

The Women’s Institute for Financial Education wife.org
Nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for financial independence.

U.S. Department of the Treasury godirect.org
Go Direct program for Social Security, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal benefits delivers funds directly in your bank account.

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