Greater Harleysville and North Penn Senior Services (GHNPSS)

606 E. Main Street
Suite 1003
Lansdale, PA 19446
Phone: 215-362-7432

Services

Services Available to You
Financial and legal advice, assistance with taxes and rebates, Medicare and healthcare options, access to other agencies and government services.

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Free Income Tax Services

GHNPSS at both The PEAK Center and Encore Experiences will be one of several local sites for free federal and state tax preparation. The trained volunteers will be available here beginning in February through April 15 by appointment on Thursdays or Fridays during tax season. Preference in scheduling appointments will be given to those seniors who have low to moderate household income, generally below $51,000. If you have self-employment income, it should be below $10,000.
Please bring the following items to your appointment:

  • A copy of last year’s tax return
  • Social Security statement, Social Security card and a photo ID
  • 2016 year-end financial statements

Since both signatures are needed to file electronically, you and your spouse must come to the appointment.
For assistance in completing the PA Property Tax and Rent Rebate application, bring paid receipts for 2016’s property taxes or rent receipts.
Appointments can be scheduled at the Welcome Desk by calling The PEAK Center at 215-362-7432. No appointments will be made before this date.

 


 

APPRISE Medicare Counseling
Tuesdays 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
By Appointment
Bob Sykes, a Medicare insurance counselor, answers your questions about Medicare benefits, medigap insurance and Medicaid. Please call 215-362-1076 to request an appointment.

Benefits Screenings
You may be eligible for benefits that you are not currently receiving! Come in for a quick screening to determine if you may be eligible. Don’t leave money on the table that could help you. Call today for an appointment to find out.

Farmers’ Market Vouchers
This is a seasonal program. Vouchers will be available June 2017.

Legal Counseling
March 28 and April 25 12:00 PM
By Appointment
Attorney Jack Dooley provides free legal consultations. Schedule an appointment at the office window.

Low-Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is accepting applications for the current heating season until March 31 or until all the funds are distributed. Eligible low income households will receive a grant applied directly to their account with their energy supplier. The proposed income guidelines for 2016-17 for homeowners and renters are as follows:
Household Size             Maximun Annual Income
           1                                        $17,820
           2                                        $24,030
Apply online at www.compass.state.pa.us or pick up an application at The PEAK Center.

Property Tax/Rent Rebate
Property Tax and Rent Rebate applications for the 2016 tax year are available at The PEAK Center. If you qualify for this program, you can receive a rebate up to $650. You must have been 65 by December 31, 2016, with a maximum household income level of $35,000 for a homeowner and $15,000 for a renter. Widows and widowers aged 50 or older and people with disabilities over 18 may also qualify. In computing income, only 50% of Social Security and Railroad retirement benefits are counted. The application deadline is June 30, 2017.

TransNet
Free shared ride service to The PEAK Center is available if you are age 65 or older. Rides must be booked at least one day in advance by calling The PEAK Center by 11:00 AM. Inquire at the office window for TransNet registration information. To cancel a Transnet ride, please call TransNet directly at 215-542-7433. If you are calling after hours, please follow the prompts to reach Mid-County Transportation.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
The CSFP 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 4/2016):

Family Size          Annual                Monthly          Weekly Income

        1                 $15,444                $1,287                    $297
        2                 $20,826                $1,736                    $401
        3                 $26,208                $2,184                    $504

To register for this program, please see Carol and bring with you: 

  • Proof of Age (Driver’s License);
  • Proof of Residency (Utility bill, Driver’s License);
  • and Proof of Gross Income (Statement from Social Security, Pension Statement, etc.)

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 2015
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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Please call 215-256-6900 for more information on these services or to schedule your appointment.

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