SPECIAL NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT
Changes in Social Security PaymentsClick here for more information.
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New: In 2012, tax data at the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) was compromised due to a security breach. The State of South Carolina has partnered with CSID to provide eligible South Carolina taxpayers and businesses up to one year of CSID identity protection services for free.
Individual taxpayers, their dependents, and businesses who filed electronic South Carolina tax returns between 1998 and 2012 may be eligible for these services.
Visit www.scidprotection.com or call 855-880-2743 for more information and to enroll now in CSID’s identity protection services. You may also click here to access a fact sheet (very large 1.8M pdf) or click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (medium sized 700K pdf).
Drug Take-Back ProgramWith the help of local law enforcement, Prescription Drug Take-Back Day took place in various locations throughout South Carolina on Saturday, October 26, 2013. These events aim to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means for individuals to dispose of prescription drugs that are no longer needed, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. More information on Prescription Drug Take-Back Day can be accessed by clicking here, and a database of drop off sites in your area can be accessed by clicking here or by calling 1-800-882-9539.
Assistance for SENIORS in Accessing Identity Protection Services:
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Other Recent Topics
Emergency Rental Assistance Program now available for seniors. Click here for guidelines and an application.
PIP UpdatePIP Funding Cycle – The revised Permanent Improvement Project (PIP) application for 2013 is available now. Applications will be taken during February. The LGOA review team will start making site visits to evaluate proposals in March. Any inquiries regarding PIP should be made to Gerry Dickinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn how to protect yourself or a loved one from senior fraud.
Programs within the Office on AgingSCAccess - searchable database of services in South CarolinaMedicare and SHIP - health insurance options for the elderlyOmbudsman - for residents of long-term care facilitesBGTIME.org - an online community forum specially designed for senior citizens in South CarolinaHealth and Safety - tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyleFamily Caregiver Support Program - offering help to caregiversAlzheimer's Resource Coordination Center - helping individuals affected by Alzheimer's diseaseBrochures - Several popular brochures are available for download
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