Pension Information And Counseling Program Gets $1.6 Million
The U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) has announced the continuations of grants totaling approximately $1.16 million for pension information and counseling projects.
The funding is for continuing projects that assist older Americans in accessing information about their retirement benefits and negotiating with former employers for due compensation, where appropriate. The AoA pension information and counseling projects are designed to reach out, educate, and promote pension awareness and protection among older adults.
Below is a listing of the six regional pension counseling and information projects and the National Pension Assistance Resource Center, each of which has received continuation funding:
* Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. Lansing, MI $150,000
* Minnesota Senior Federation St. Paul, MN $150,000
* Texas Legal Services Center, Inc. Austin, TX $ 65,000
* University of Massachusetts-Boston Boston, MA $150,000
* Legal Services for the Elderly New York, NY $149,974
The AoA is a federal agency dedicated to policy development, planning and the delivery of supportive home and community-based services to older persons and their caregivers through the national aging network of state and local agencies on aging, tribal organizations, service providers and volunteers.