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Help with Finances, Taxes, and Benefits
The COA can help you make ends meet, prepare your taxes, and make sure you are getting all the benefits you deserve.

EDUCATION

The COA offers a variety of presentations and programs given by experts to help you understand legal, financial, and benefit-related issues. See the monthly bulletin  for more topics, dates, and times.

TAX PREPARATION

Each year in February and March, trained volunteers offer preparation of state and local tax returns through the AARP/IRS Tax Aide program. Check the monthly bulletin  beginning each January for more information.

SHINE

SHINE.jpg(Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone) (MA Exec. Office of Elder Affairs and Minuteman Senior
Services) Counselors are available to give help regarding health insurance, medical bills and long-term care. Call the COA to make an appointment.




 FUEL ASSISTANCE

Need help paying fuel bills? Call Pam Mizrahi or Susan Isbell to see if you qualify for Fuel Assistance, a Massachusetts program providing help to income-eligible residents to pay for fuel.  The Fuel Assistance Program operates November through April.

VETERANS BENEFITS

For assistance with veterans benefits and other related issues, contact Priscilla Leach at (781) 259-4472 or .

If you are in a financial emergency, please see the "Help in Financial Emergencies" page.