Center For Medicare & Medicaid
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Programs for which CMS is responsible include Medicare, Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), HIPAA, and CLIA.
The FedWorld.gov web site is a gateway to government information. This site is managed by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) as part of it's information management mandate.
FirstGov for Seniors
The senior citizen population is the fastest growing demographic group in the United States. Members of the "baby-boom" generation, the generation born after World War II, will begin to retire in large numbers around 2010. Baby boomers are already contacting federal agencies to apply for disability and veterans benefits. The unprecedented demand for services by this group is one of government's most pressing concerns in the new millennium. An Internet website geared specifically toward seniors provides an outstanding opportunity to help meet those demands.
The Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare Information.
National Center on Elder Abuse
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) is a national resource for elder rights, law enforcement and legal professionals, public policy leaders, researchers, and the public. The Centerâ€™s mission is to promote understanding, knowledge sharing, and action on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Birthday greetings for those 80 years of age or older, and greetings for wedding anniversaries of 50 years or more from the President of the U.S. for US citizens. All greeting requests must be submitted in writing six weeks in advance. Review the on-line guidelines before mailing your request to the White House.
Social Security Administration
You can conduct your Social Security business 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays, by calling our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213. You can speak to a representative from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on business days. Some of the services available include scheduling an appointment, changing your address, and signing up to send your Social Security check directly to your bank.
The National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the 25 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form the National Institute on Aging to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary federal agency on Alzheimers disease research.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
The Department of Health & Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Looking for housing options for yourself, an aging parent, relative, or friend? Do some research first to determine what kind of assistance or living arrangement you need; what your health insurance might cover; and what you can afford. Then check here for financial assistance resources and guides for making the right choice. Talk to a HUD-approved housing counselor if you have questions about your situation.
Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We have reformed our department internally and are striving for high quality, prompt and seamless service to veterans. Our department's employees continue to offer their dedication and commitment to help veterans get the services they have earned. Our nation's veterans deserve no less.