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Benefits Assistance and Financial Literacy

Services include assistance in accessing and maintaining financial and health care benefits. In addition, staff  teach financial literacy skills such as budgeting, reducing debt, improving credit rating, avoiding scams, and implementing sound consumer practices.

Participants also have the option to use the Vail Place Service Center to initially get their finances under control and develop a plan to transition to an independent checking account at a mainstream financial institution at the appropriate time.

Other useful links:
http://www.medicare.gov/
For Medicare and Medicare Part D info

http://www.ssa.gov
SSI, SSDI, & RSDI info

http://www.mnworkincentives.com/
For impact of work on benefits info
Click on “Health Care” for MN Care, MA, MA-EPD, & GAMC info

http://www.hennepin.us
Click on “Health, Housing, and Social Services,” then click on “Income Services” for info about General Assistance (GA), Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA), and Food Support (FS).

Click on “Health, Housing, and Social Services,” then click on “Health” for info about Medical Coverage, Chemical Dependency Treatment, and Mental Health Services.