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Benefits

How do I find what kind of benefits I'm eligible for if I am a senior on fixed or limited income?

The National Council on Aging has a benefits eligibility tool.

How do I find out if I'm eligible for Social Security?

The Social Security Administration has an eligibility tool.

How do I find my Social Security benefits?

The Social Security Administration site has a list.

How do I find the nearest Social Security office?

The Social Security Administration has a locator tool (by zip code).

How do I find senior information from the U.S. Government?

The USA.gov site has a list.

How do I find out what 211 is?

211 is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping multiple individuals on a variety of issues for all ages. Find a location near you.

How do I find out if there any free online courses?

GCF Learning has a variety of free online courses on computers, software, personal finance, and more.

Medical (Return to Top)

How do I find information on Medicare?

The Medicare office has basic information.

How do I apply for Medicare?

You can use the Medicare eligibility tool to determine eligibility and get enrollment information.

How do I find the nearest Medicaid office?

The Florida Agency for Health Care has a location map.

How do I find health and wellness information for older adults?

The NIH Senior Health site has wellness and health information for seniors.

How do I call to schedule a ride?

The Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged has contacts by county for arranging rides.

How do I get help paying my prescription drug costs?

You can sign up for the Official Florida Discount Drug Card program or compare prescription drug prices through the Agency for Health Care Administration site.

How do I find out if I can still get prescription drug cost help if I'm on Medicare?

You may be eligible for prescription drug help while on Medicare apply at the Social Security Online site.

How do I find prescription drug prices?

You can find and compare prescription drug prices on the Agency for Health Care Administration site.

How do I get my prescriptions filled during or after a hurricane?

The Florida Florida Disability Rights has that information.

How do I find low-cost dental services?

Dental hygiene college programs are always looking for potential patients; the American Dental Hygienists' Association has a list of colleges and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has some suggestions.

How do I report abuse, neglect or abandonment?

You can report abuse by calling the Department of Children and Families (1-800-962-2873) or use their reporting tool.

How do I find information on insurance, funeral and cemetery expenses?

You can get information on insurance, funeral, and cemetery expenses through the Department of Financial Services site.

How do I verify, renew or apply for a license?

The Florida Department of Health has licensing information.

How do I look up the license of a healthcare practitioner?

The Florida Department of Health has a tool to look up licenses.

How do I find out if there is a ranking system for health care plans?

The National Committee for Quality Assurance provides a tool to provide grades for healthcare plans.

How do I find healthcare facilities or providers?

The Florida Health Finder site has a tool to find a location near you and a tool to compare facilities.

How do I find Community Behavioral Health Services?

The Agency for Health Care Administration has a map of locations.

How do I find information about persons with disabilities?

The Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities has more information.

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) has several resources:

How do I find information about drugs and supplements?

Medline Plus has information about drugs and supplements.

Housing (Return to Top)

How do I find housing or an assisted living facility near me?

There are a few resources depending on the type of housing you are looking for:

The Florida Housing Search has a list of adult family care homes.

The Florida Housing Search has a list of assisted living facilities

The Alternative for Seniors has a list of all kinds of senior housing and care.

How do I find the nearest homeless shelter?

You can find shelters of all types.

Disaster (Return to Top)

How do I get hurricane updates?

You can get updates from the National Hurricane Center.

How do I find disaster planning information?

The MyFlorida.com site has disaster planning tips.

How do I find the nearest emergency shelter?

You can find emergency shelters by county at the Florida disaster site.

How can I find out about hurricane preparedness?

The Florida Office of Financial Regulation has hurricane preparedness information.

How do I find the phone number for FEMA Disaster assistance?

Call 1-800-621-3362 to reach FEMA or go to visit the FEMA site directly.

How do I find information about driving in a hurricane?

The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department has that information.

How do I find a Red Cross near me?

The Red Cross has a location search by zip code.

Where can I find a hot or prepared meal for myself or my family near me?

You can find information about soup kitchens and other places that serve meals in Florida at our meals page. Restrictions may apply.

How do I get food from a food bank or pantry? Are there any near me?

You can find pantries in Florida at our pantries page. Restrictions may apply.

Legal (Return to Top)

How do I find out where to write for vital records?

The Florida Department of Health has vital statistic request forms for birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates.

Taxes (Return to Top)

How do I file federal income taxes online for free?

You can file your taxes online directly through the IRS.

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*All questions and answers above are a representative sample. While it is not possible to include all potential senior-related questions, we will continue to add more questions, answers, and topics as our E-Government policies evolve.


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