The Treasury Department recommends two safe, easy alternatives to paper checks for federal benefits:
Direct Deposit or The Direct Express Debit MasterCard card. There are no sign-up fees, monthly fees or overdraft charges. Some fees for optional services may apply. To sign up for the card, or to learn more about its fees and features, people can:

or visit their local Social Security office. Complete info:

Medicare website makes it easy to log onto to help a friend or family member choose a drug plan, compare nursing homes, get help with billing, find local resources, and more! Medicare Plan Finder is here.


Websites for Older Adults
Administration on Aging
National Council on Aging
National Library Service for the Blind and Handicapped
PA Association of Area Agencies on Aging
LeadingAge PA: An Association of Not-For-Profit Senior Services
PA Senior Centers
Social Security Online
CARIE: The Center for Advocacy for the Rights & Interests of the Elderly
Eldercare Locator
Extended Care
Family Caregiver Alliance
Find a Hospice
National Alliance for Caregiving
PA Department of Aging
Senior Citizen Journal
Senior Corps
Senior Housing
Senior Net
Social Security for Women
Federal Trade Commission