Our looming entitlement debates are complex enough for the average American, imagine what a crisis it can be for underserved seniors. Here at R.A.I.N. we stay away from the politics and concentrate in the human factors impacting our communities. While everyone seems to be obsessed with making sure that individuals collecting Social Security disability benefits aren’t also collecting unemployment insurance – which is intended only for those able to work and actively seeking work – we concentrate on those benefits of the entitlements that should be supporting and caring for under served seniors in our service areas.
The R.A.I.N. One Stop Program is literally a one-stop location where elderly Bronx residents over the age of 60 are able to receive assistance and information regarding a wide range of benefits and entitlements such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, Medicaid, Medicare Extra Help, Medicare Savings Program, Senior Citizen Rent Exemption Increase, Home Energy Assistance Program, Lifeline Discount, NYC-210 School Tax Credit, IT-214 Renter’s Credit, and others.
R.A.I.N. One-Stop also helps seniors navigate various governmental systems, provides assistance with entitlement/benefits appeals, as well as information and referrals to link seniors to other resources such as housing and other community-based services.