Find new benefits
NA image/Shutterstock The benefits.gov Benefit Finder does the grunt work for you by searching your state’s benefit programs to find out which ones you might qualify for. You’ll enter information such as your income, military status, health conditions, and more, and the site will reveal the benefit programs you might apply for, such as nutrition programs and career development aid. Plus, make sure you know these surprising things senior citizens can get free or discounted.
Save money on heating and cooling
SpeedKingz/Shutterstock The Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program gives states grants to help low-income families have more energy-efficient homes. By sealing cracks, insulating pipes, replacing windows, installing efficient lighting, and more, households could save more than 20 percent on energy bills for hot water and indoor temperature control. Visit waptac.org to find out what your state can offer. (Your request will be nothing compared to these crazy things the government wasted money on.)