Keep up with your credit information.
Review your credit report to spot fraudulent use of your name or social security number and protect your credit score. Request one free credit report from each of the consumer reporting companies yearly. For more information from the Federal Trade Commission, call 1-877-322-8228 or visit http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre34.shtm
Keep your personal information private! Shred documents containing your name, social security number, banking and/or credit card information. Opt-out of pre-screened offers and eliminate junk mail. Remove your name from mailing lists for up to 5 years. You can
opt-out by simply calling
1-888-567-8688 or visit
https://www.optoutprescreen.com/?rf=t to learn more.
Free Tax Return Preparation
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA
offers free tax help to low- to moderate-income (generally, $50,000 and below) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Certified volunteers sponsored by various organizations receive training to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. Most locations also offer free electronic filing. To locate the nearest VITA site, call 1-800-906-9887.
The TCE Program offers free tax help for all with priority assistance to people who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement issues unique to seniors. IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS.
STAR + PLUS Updates
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On February 1, 2011, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will implement the…
The Arc of Northeast Tarrant County
Click here to download the 2012 Resource packet published by The Arc of Northeast Tarrant County. It’s a free A-Z guide of resources for parents of children and also for adults with disabilities. Many thanks to The Arc NETC for providing this resource!
A global community on the internet for families of persons who have disabilities. Try the library to get information about disabilities, causes of disability, and links to resources about them. Try the school for general information about assistive technology and education. Try the shopping mall for information about specific assistive technology products.
A University of Wisconsin, Madison, institution. A pioneer in the field of technology and disability. Research standards, publications, conferences, FAQ’s and information resources, etc.
Serving the Arlington community by connecting you to people, services and opportunities. Online Resources for the People of Arlington, Texas
North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)
A voluntary association of local governments established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development.
Closing the Gap
A Minnesota based organization which serves people with disabilities and professionals who work with people with disabilities. Use the Resource Directory link of Closing the Gap if you are looking for information about specific products or types of products. Use the Bookmark link for a great list of websites.
A nonprofit membership organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older. Through information and education, advocacy and service, we seek to enhance the quality of life for all by promoting independence, dignity and purpose.