Benefits Assistance • Seniors • Information and Referral
Senior Advocates of the Desert provides one-on-one assistance to low income seniors applying for government benefits. Application assistance is available for the following programs:
- In Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
- Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
- Social Security Retirement Benefits
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Veterans Benefits
Senior Advocates also provides the following:
-Referral to transportation programs, discount utility programs, and subsidized housing
-Information on issues such as landlord tenant disputes, wage garnishment, and collections disputes
-One time emergency financial assistance to seniors experiencing a financial crisis (e.g., at risk of eviction, medical expenses, emergency home repair)
-Clients must demonstrate financial need to qualify for emergency financial assistance.
-Eligibility requirements for government benefits vary by program.
- This service is free
- Seniors accepted
How to Apply
Services can be provided in your home or other convenient location, such as a coffee shop or senior center. Call 760-202-1024 to schedule an appointment. . Appointments can generally be scheduled within a few days.If staff are unavailable, leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
Please bring the following documentation to your appointment:
-valid photo ID
-proof of address
Additional documentation may be required to apply for benefits. Staff can assist you in obtaining required documents if needed.