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CONSUMER AFFAIRS OFFICE
303-441-3700, Boulder County District Attorney's Office

INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE
Tuesdays & Thursdays... February through April
Trained AARP volunteers will provide FREE assistance in filling out state and federal income tax forms, state forms, city property tax and rent forms, as well as water rebate forms. Appointments are necessary. Check the winter GO catalog for dates

Pay your Property Taxes In Person, In Longmont
Check the GO catalog for currently scheduled dates
Staff from Boulder County government will be available to collect your Boulder County property tax payment on the above dates.

Saturday Morning Radio Program -- It's About Senior Moments!
Saturday mornings at 8:00 a.m. Radio Station KGUD 90.7AM

Stop Telemarketers from Calling You!
If you don't want telemarketing calls at home, you can put your phone number on a National "no call" list coordinated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). You must call from the phone number you are registering. National Do Not Call Registry 1-888-382-1222.

Do-Not-Call-Registry

You can register your phone numbers for free, and they will remain on the list until you remove them or discontinue service -there is no need to re-resigter numbers.

The Do-Not-Call registry does not prevent all unwanted calls. It does not cover the following:

How to Register (for consumers):

Subuscribers may register their residential telephoen number, including wireless numbers, on the national Do-Not-Call registry by telephone or by Internet at no cost.

Consumers can register on=line for the national do-not-call registry by going to www.donotcall.gov. To register by telephone, consumers may call 1-888-382-1222: for TTY call 1-866-290-4236. You must call from the phone number you wish to register.

Social Security Administration
www.ssa.gov
Few people walk around with a comprehensive knowledge of Social Security, so this website is welcome. It offers information for workers and beneficiaries; links to Medicare and Medicaid information; and descriptions of the history, operations and future prospects of the Social Security program. Be sure to check out the lists of the most popular names for babies, compiled for the last 100 years!

Frauds & Scams
ElderWatch website: www.aarpelderwatch.org.

This website is devoted to preventing the financial exploitation of older adults. Co-sponsored by AARP, the State Attorney General, County Sheriffs of Colorado, and the Better Business Bureau. You can report financial exploitation online at You may also file reports and get information by calling 1- 800-222-4444.

Denver Area Better Business Bureau: www.denver.bbb.org or 303-758-2100. This is an automated help line, but you can get an operator by pressing "0," Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Phone Scam Alert!!
If you receive a phone call and are asked to press 90# - DON'T. This allows the caller access to your phone line and they can make calls and bill them to you. Information courtesy of Boulder County Aging Services.

AARP Legal Services Network (LSN)
1-800-424-3410 or Online www.aarp.org/LSN

As an AARP Member, you're entitled to a free 30-minute legal consultation with an attorney in your community who meets AARP Legal Services Network standards of experience and customer service. Additional services are provided at reduced rates.

 

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New Resources from National Health Law Program
The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) has officially launched HealthCareCoach.com (www.healthcarecoach.com). Dedicated to helping consumers get the most out of their health care, HealthCareCoach.com features hundreds of articles with information about everything from keeping health care costs down and coping with emergencies to dealing with denied claims and what people can do when they lose coverage.

LEAP
LEAP (Low income Energy Assistance Program) is designed to help eligible low-income households with winter home heating costs. You qualify for LEAP if you pay home heating costs to an energy provider, fuel dealer, or as part of your rent; you are a permanent resident of the United States and Colorado; and your maximum monthly family household income is $1,604 (one person) or $2,159 (two people). You can receive only one LEAP benefit per heat season (Nov. 1 through Apr. 30), although your assistance may be split into two separate payments.

For more information, call your county department of social services, toll-free 1-866-HEATHELP or call Veronica at the Senior Center, 303-651-8716.

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