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This publication created and produced by Texas Legal Services Center with financial assistance in whole or in part through a grant from the Administration for Community Living. Medicare Covers COVID-19 Testing Medicare Part B covers diagnostic testing, including testing for COVID-19 (commonly known as the “coronavirus”). Tests ordered by your doctor or other healthcare provider and done on or after February 4, 2020, will be covered by Medicare. However, your provider may

Posted on March 27, 2020 by Gail S. Ennis, Inspector General for Social SecurityToday, I am warning the public about fraudulent letters threatening suspension of Social Security benefits due to COVID-19 or coronavirus-related office closures. Social Security will not suspend or discontinue benefits because their offices are closed.The Social Security Office of the Inspector General has received reports that Social Security beneficiaries have received letters through the U.S. Mail stating their payments will

Date April 3, 2020  - Press ReleaseGovernor Greg Abbott announced on March 25, 2020, that Texas has received a $16.2 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Community Living (ACL) to help communities provide meals for older adults.The grant was part of a $250 million dollar outlay authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed into law by President Trump on March 18,

  Caregiving Class Achieves High Ratings We just finished two Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes in Lampasas and Temple, and we received ratings no lower than 9 or 10 from all participants. We loved hearing participants share their own stories and experiences, and we especially loved their eagerness to learn. Thank you all for the wonderful reviews! Responses to:  What did you like best about the program? "The instructors were welcoming and genuine in