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You see it all the time. Someone tells you they can help you get the benefits you deserve. You go there, fill in some forms and then they say for $*** we will get you your information. Well, this site is free and run by the government. I tried it about four weeks ago and have not had a call or a spam email about it. I did check into some of the places they told me to check and they are legitimate.
The site is www.benefitscheckup.org. It asks you questions to personalize your report. It also asks your zip code so that it makes sure the benefits are available in your area. It took me less than 10 minutes to answer all the questions and did not ask for any identifying information (Social Security number, name, address, etc)
When I was done, it gave me a report that I could either print out or save. I saved mine onto my computer so I could look at it several times as I do not have a printer. Also, with the computer file, I can click on the sites to fill in information if I feel I would qualify.
In my case, some of the suggestions were things I personally don’t want but it was interesting to find out what all is available.
This would be good for anyone that might need help regardless of age. I realize a lot of seniors are suspicious of putting personal information on a computer (and they should be if it asks for social security numbers) but since this doesn’t, I felt confident doing it.