Social Services at the Baldwin Center

Baldwin Center Social Service Programs 2013-2014

Medicare Part D: Medicare’s prescription drug benefit. Everyone who has Medicare Parts A&B is eligible for Part D.

2013 Filing Year, State & Town Property Tax Relief Program. (Homeowners) Age 65+ by December 31st of the previous year or on Social Security Disability. Program year is February through May 15th. Income limits are: Single- $34,100 Couple-$41,600
Town of Stratford has increased limits for the Town benefit and the Veteran’s benefit. This information can be obtained by calling the Stratford Tax Assessor’s office at 203-385-4025.
No Asset Test

2013 Filing Year, State Renter’s Rebate Program. (Rebate on rent and utilities) Age 65+ by December 31st of the previous year or on Social Security Disability. Program year is June through September 15th. Single-$33,500 Couple-$40,900, No Asset Test.

Energy Assistance Program.
Help with heating bills. Program year is October through April. Income limits for the 2013-2014 program year with at least one household member age 60 or older or disabled are as follows:
Single: $22,980 Couple: $30,260. Asset limits vary.
Stratford residents under age 60 may apply at Community Services.

Title XIX/Medicaid. (State Health Insurance based on financial need)
Stratford falls in Region B.
Monthly Income Limits: Single- $808.22 Couple-$974.10
Assets:                          Single- $1,600   Couple-$2,400
Life Insurance with a total face value of $1,500 per person
$5,400 can be place in an irrevocable burial fund per person

SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASISTANCE PROGRAM (S.N.A.P.)
There is an applied income test for households that have one person who is over 60 or disabled.  The income limit is $1,722.35 a month for a single and $2,332.85 for a couple.  There is no asset limit EXCEPT for households whose gross income is more than 185% of the Federal Poverty Level (that is a change).

Medicare Savings Program/Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program (QMB)
Assistance paying Medicare deductibles, coinsurance and premiums for those enrolled in the Medicare Program. Income Limits
Monthly Income Limits: Single- $2,053.03  Couple-$2,766.21
Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary Program (SLMB)
Assistance paying Medicare Part B Premium.
Monthly Income Limits: Single-$2,247.63   Couple-$3,028.41
Additional Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary Program (ALMB)
Assistance paying Medicare Part B Premium.
Monthly Income Limits: Single: $2,393.58   Couple: $3,225.06


Contact Information

Stratford Senior Services
1000 West Broad Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Phone: (203) 385-4050
Fax: (203) 385-4057

Shirley Dominguez
Municipal Agent to the Elderly

Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.