The Old Soldier is 65 and of low-income. So, if you are at least 65 years old, of low-income and you live in the State of Pennsylvania this post is for you. Or if you know someone who can use this information let them know about it. They will appreciate your kindness.
How’s everyone doing?
The Old Soldier is a life-long bachelor with no children. Now that I’m retired I have to give structure to my life. I finally have a good routine. Up at dawn. Do breathing and stretching exercises. Do at least 15 minutes of cleaning the apartment and put up at least two posts before noon.
Well, I’ve done my exercises and I moved the bed and ran the vacuum cleaner over the carpet under the bed and this is my second post. It’s not 10:00 a.m. yet.
So, all senior citizens of low-income in Pennsylvania are eligible for the Pennsylvania Property Tax or Rent Rebate Program. The Old Soldier covered this earlier in the year because the deadline for the form is June 1 of each year. But this is something to keep in mind for next year. You can pick up the form at your local Senior Citizens Center or at the public library. The new forms usually arrive in April of each year. The Old Soldier will probably get a check for $650 this year.
If you are at least 65 years old in Pennsylvania you are eligible for a free bus pass which allows you to ride free for the rest of your life. The Pennsylvania Lottery pays for it. Go to your nearest Senior Citizens Center and someone will help you to fill out the form you need and they will mail it for you and your pass will arrive in about one week.
Or, you can use your red, white and blue Medicare Health Insurance card to ride free, too.
And if you are a veteran and you were in the military during war-time you are eligible for a pension if you are 65 and of low-income. You did not have to have served in a war zone. You just have to have been in the military during war-time. Contact your local Veterans Administration for more details.
The Old Soldier gets a nice pension from the VA.
I hope this information has been helpful. Gray Power!
Yes indeed, this is my second post. The rest of my day is free; but since the Old Soldier will not have any cash flow until Thursday or Friday (karaoke Friday night) he might just take a nice walk around the neighborhood or maybe visit his younger brother in the assistant living facility where he lives.
I still have plenty of good stuff to read: two books on Andy Warhol, two books on ancient Sparta and 1984.
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- Free Bus Passes For Senior Citizens (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)
- A Magazine Of Adult Content And Literature (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)
- The beginning of the end for middle-class retirement in America? (washingtonpolicywatch.org)
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