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Government Benefits Advocacy

Government Benefits Advocacy

Senior Advocates of the Desert

Benefits assistance for low income Coachella Valley seniors ages 60 and older.

Services Offered

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)
  • Medi-Cal
  • Medicare
  • 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)


P.O. Box 2827, Cathedral City , CA 92235-2827 33.8083362 -116.4579818

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English


-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.