Connecting Veterans to their Benefits in Milwaukee

Posted on 08/26/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Local Resources In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, AARP appreciates all the sacrifices veterans have made for this county and we want to be sure they are aware of the benefits they have earned. On Monday, September 15, 2014, please join the Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office and the Milwaukee County Department on Aging for an opportunity to learn more about benefits available to veterans and their surviving spouses. Connecting Aging Veterans to their Benefits Fair Monday, September …

Voter Photo ID Status: Not Required

Posted on 08/12/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Local Resources Wisconsin voters DO NOT need to show a photo ID to receive a ballot in the August Primary on August 12. There is some confusion about voting in the August primary since the Wisconsin Supreme court recently ruled that the Wisconsin voter ID law was constitutional under State Constitution. Meanwhile, a federal court has ruled that Wisconsin’s voter ID requirement violates both the US Constitution and the Voting Rights Act. So, pending appeals to higher courts, voter ID is currently not …

New Changes to Wisconsin Do Not Call Registry

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Local Resources The popular Wisconsin Do Not Call Registry for landline and cell phones helps reduce and deter fraud. Here’s what you need to know about new changes starting Aug. 1, 2014. Registration will be active the next day. In the past, numbers were not added to the list until the next quarter. Registration will be permanent. This means Wisconsin residents no longer have to renew their Do Not Call registrations every 2 years. Sign up once, and you’re on the list …

Marketplace Open Enrollment Deadline 3-31

Posted on 03/13/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Local Resources Just a reminder that open enrollment for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace ends on Monday, March 31.  If you don’t have health coverage, you can sign up through the end of this month and avoid a penalty. Plus, financial help paying for premiums and co-pays may be available to you.  Check out AARP’s web tool to learn more about the health care law and where you can go for help. After March 31 you can get new private …

Donations Help Ease Home Heating Burdens

Posted on 03/13/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Local Resources With temperatures dipping below zero for weeks at a time, could this Wisconsin winter have been any worse? The answer, unfortunately, is “yes” – especially for thousands of older Wisconsinites who not only suffered through horrendously cold weather, but were pummeled with rising home heating costs during one of the coldest winters on record. No one can change the weather. But we can offer a little help to those on limited or fixed incomes who struggled to make ends meet …

Winter Heating Assistance Available

Posted on 01/20/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Local Resources As the temperature drops and heating costs rise in Wisconsin, chances are you or someone you know may be eligible for assistance. The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) helps approximately 225,000 eligible households pay a portion of their home heating and electric costs annually. The amount of the energy assistance benefit varies depending on a variety of factors, including the household’s size, income, and energy costs.   Who’s Eligible: While eligibility is dependent on a number of factors, households with income at or …