Addabbo and LiveOn NY to host free senior benefits webinar this February

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is partnering with LiveOn NY on a free webinar to explain the types of benefits seniors are eligible for and how they would be able to apply for them.

The live webinar will take place via Zoom, on Wednesday, February 23, starting at 4 p.m. Those interested in taking part in the webinar must register by following this link: https://bit.ly/3fRWtkD.

During the webinar, representatives from LiveOn NY will provide information about their organization and what they do, discuss the stigma and misconceptions around receiving benefits, review all of the benefits that are relevant to older adults — which includes discussing what these benefits address, the eligibility criteria and the application process — and finish with a brief Q&A from the audience and they will give out their contact information so anyone interested in reaching out.

“Many of our seniors are on fixed incomes, making it more difficult for them to afford the rising costs of living in the city,” Addabbo said. “Organizations like LiveOn NY are able to help this vulnerable population find out what benefits they are eligible for and how they can apply to receive those vitally important benefits. I want to thank LiveOn NY for their continued partnership and for helping my constituents with virtual webinars like this one.”

Some of the benefits LiveOn NY can help constituents register for include SNAP, SCRIE, HEAP, the Medicare Savings Program, Medicaid, and property tax exemptions. While LiveOn NY cannot assist participants in registering for these benefit programs during this meeting, seniors are encouraged to contact LiveOn NY after the webinar to talk about their specific situations and to find out if they qualify and how to apply.

“LiveOn NY is so grateful to State Senator Addabbo and his staff for providing us with this opportunity to inform older adults and their families about benefits programs that can help us age in our homes,” said Kim Lerner, Director of LiveON NY Benefits Outreach Program. “Many people aren’t familiar with these benefits or automatically think they’re not eligible for them, so it’s vital to get this information out to them.”

For more information, call Addabbo’s office at 718-738-1111 or LiveOn NY at 212-398-5045 or email by email at benefits@liveon-ny.org.