Links for Seniors


The Treasury Department recommends two safe, easy alternatives to paper checks for federal benefits: Direct Deposit or The Direct Express Debit MasterCard card. There are no sign-up fees, monthly fees or overdraft charges. Some fees for optional services may apply. To sign up for the card, or to learn more about its fees and features, people can call toll-free (877) 212-9991, go to, or visit their local Social Security office.

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Ask Medicare is CMS’ website for caregivers.  It is as easy as logging onto to help a friend or family member choose a drug plan, compare nursing homes, get help with billing, find local resources, and more!