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Harleysville, PA 19438
Services Available to You
Financial and legal advice, assistance with taxes and rebates, Medicare and healthcare options, access to other agencies and government services.
Free Income Tax Services
GHNPSS is proud to offer this free service by IRS-trained AARP volunteers during the tax filing season. This trusted and reliable service is offered to low- and moderate-income households, generally under $57,000 in annual income. Members of GHNPSS at either site will be given priority in scheduling an appointment during the first week they are offered.
Appointments must be scheduled in advance for the following services:
You may be eligible for benefits that you are not currently receiving! Come for a quick screening to determine if you may be eligible.
Farmers' Market Vouchers
The vouchers are available annually, June – September. Check with the Center starting in June 2022 for the current application process. The eligibility requirements for 2022 are: 1) you must be 60 years or older; 2) a Montgomery County resident; and 3) you must have income below $25,142/yr. or $2,095/mo. for a single person and$33,874/yr. or $2,823/mo. for a couple. If you qualify, each person will receive $24 in vouchers which can be used at farmers’ markets to purchase fresh produce grown in PA. Call either Encore or PEAK Center starting in late May for up-to-date procedures for receiving these vouchers this year.
Low-Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) accepts applications each year between November 1 and April 9 or until all the funds are distributed. Eligible low-income households will receive a grant applied directly to their account with their heat supplier—oil, gas or electric. The proposed income guidelines for 2021-22 for homeowners and renters are as follows:
Household Size Maximum Annual Income
Apply online at www.compass.state.pa.us or pick up an application at the Center.
Medicare Counseling - PA MEDI, formerly known as APPRISE
Medicare counseling is offered free by state-trained PA MEDI counselors. These volunteers offer invaluable assistance to seniors trying to understand their health insurance options. They will answer your questions about Medicare benefits, Medigap insurance, and Medicaid. Call Encore to schedule an in-person appointment on the 1st Wednesday of each month.
Property Tax/Rent Rebate
Applications for the PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate for 2021 tax year will be available in late January/early February and must be submitted by June 30, 2022. If you qualify, you can receive a rebate up to $650. You can apply online for this rebate at the PA Dept. of Revenue’s myPATH website at https://www.revenue.pa.gov/OnlineServices/mypath/Pages/default.aspx.
The North Penn School District continues to offer a tax rebate to its homeowners and renters, but they must have first qualified for the latest PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate for 2020. Once you receive the state's rebate for 2020, you can apply to the school district for their additional rebate from 7/1/2021 through 6/30/2022. The application is available to download at the link below. Learn more, get an application, and get help from the Social Services Coordinator at either Encore Experiences or The PEAK Center.
Free shared ride service to Encore Experiences is available if you are age 65 or older. Rides must be booked at least one day in advance by calling Encore Experiences by 11:00 AM. Inquire at the office window for TransNet registration information. To cancel a Transnet ride, please call TransNet directly at 215-256-6900. If you are calling after hours, please follow the prompts to reach Mid-County Transportation.
A Montgomery County Office of Veterans Affairs representative will meet with veterans and/or spouses to discuss opportunities and claims upon request.
Senior Food Box Program
This is a USDA Food Program that is designed to improve the health and nutrition of senior citizens. You must be at least 60 years of age and your total household income must be at or below the following (Updated 2/2022):
Family Size Annual Monthly Weekly Income
1 $17,667 $1,473 $340
2 $23,803 $1,984 $458
To register for this program, please see Deb and bring with you:
The monthly CSFP Food Package contains: 4 vegetables, 2 juices, 2 fruits, 1 protein, 2 cereals, 1 protein alternate, milk product, carbohydrate, and 2 lbs. cheese.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2019
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: email@example.com.
Please call 215-256-6900 for more information on these services or to schedule your appointment.
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