Old Colony Elderly Services Alerts Elders and Disabled Veterans

Released on: October 9, 2008, 5:35 pm

Press Release Author: Old Colony Elderly Services

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: of October 15th Filing Deadline for Economic Stimulus Payment

Press Release Body:

Old Colony Elderly Services, Inc. (OCES) alerts retirees and disabled veterans who
don't normally file a federal income tax return that they may be eligible to receive
an Economic Stimulus payment of between $300 and $600 depending on their

According to the IRS, there are an estimated 117,000 retirees and disabled veterans
in Massachusetts who normally don't file a federal income tax return but may be
eligible for the stimulus payment.

OCES is a private, non-profit Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) that provides
valuable programs and services to seniors, their families and caregivers. The
agency can provide guidance to seniors and disabled veterans who need assistance
filing a federal tax return prior to the Economic Stimulus deadline of October 15th.

According to the IRS, older Americans and disabled veterans who have no tax
liability and who have no requirement to file a tax return because their income is
too low or nontaxable, may receive a stimulus payment of up to $300 ($600 for
married couples) plus a $300 payment for each qualifying child.

According to Diana DiGiorgi, OCES' Executive Director, "It's imperative that seniors
and disabled veterans file before October 15th in order to receive payment. We can
assist seniors and disabled veterans in determining if they meet eligibility
requirements to qualify. By law, the IRS cannot disperse any payments after
December 31st, so we strongly urge anyone who believes they are eligible to file a
return; contact a tax professional; or contact us for more information."

OCES serves elders, their families and caregivers in the towns of Abington, Avon,
Bridgewater, Brockton, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover,
Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton,
Rockland, Stoughton, Wareham, West Bridgewater and Whitman.

To inquire about Economic Stimulus Payments, contact OCES at (508) 584-1561.

About Old Colony Elderly Services
Incorporated in 1974, Old Colony Elderly Services (OCES) is one of 27 private,
non-profit Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of

The organization's mission is to provide services that support the dignity and
independence of elders by helping them maximize their quality of life; live safely
and in good health; and, prevent unnecessary or premature institutionalization.

The agency has 130 employees and operates more than 12 programs serving elders,
their families and caregivers. For more information call (508) 584-1561 or visit
the website at www.oc-elderly.org

Web Site: http://www.oc-elderly.org

Contact Details: Old Colony Elderly Services
144 Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Lucille Dallaire

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