The Mission of the Sun City Community Assistance Network is to, “Connect people with resources to enhance their standard of living.”
In other words, Sun City CAN helps people save money on things like property taxes, income taxes, utilities, Medicare premiums, prescription drugs and other things.
Many benefits go unclaimed simply because people are unaware that the benefits exist. In an effort to shed light on some of the help that is available to low-income seniors, I will write a guest commentary each month about a different senior help program.
Below is a listing of benefits available for low-income seniors that some may not realize are available.
Do you have and overdue APS bill? Sun City CAN is helping via phone interviews.
Sun City CAN has funds available to help people who are experiencing a crisis and have overdue APS bills. If you are experiencing a documented crisis (loss of income, excessive medical expenses, unexpected repairs, etc), Sun City CAN is able to pay up to $800 annually on your APS bill (some restrictions may apply).
To qualify for crisis assistance with your electric utility bill, you must have a monthly income from all sources that is less than $2,080 for a single person or $2,818 for a two-person household (200% of the Federal Poverty Level guidelines), must be a current APS customer and have an acceptable crisis reason that is documented (loss of income, excessive medical expenses, unexpected repairs, etc).
Call the CAN office at 623-933-7530, leave a message and a benefits assistance counselor will call you for the interview.
Editor’s Note: Hugh Duncan is Sun City Community Assistance Network board president.