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July/August 2009Vol. 10, No. 6Finding Benefits for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) website includes a webpage with valuable information for grandparents raising their grandchildren. This webpage provides information on finding health insurance, securing legal fees and finances, and tuition help. A link to AARP's Foundation Money Management plan is especially useful for grandparents experiencing financial troubles.

The newest addition to this webpage is AARP's Benefits QuickLINK. This tool can help grandparents raising grandchildren find out if they or the children in their care qualify for any of the 15 benefits included in the tool. Examples of benefits include Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Income. The QuickLINK takes about 20 minutes to use and provides tailored information about eligibility for specific public benefits.

To visit the AARP webpage on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, go to: (editor's note: this link is no longer working)

To access the Benefits QuickLINK, go to: