Don’t let needed benefits slip by

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Billions of dollars in government funds and tax credits go uncollected or unclaimed by individuals each year, according to The Benefit Bank. (The Benefit Bank operates in Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia with the goal to expand to all 50 states.)

People nationwide age 55 and older can visit BenefitsCheckUp.org to check eligibility for more than 2,000 programs that can help with meals, health care, utility bills, prescription drugs and more.