Brockton, MA (PressExposure) October 10, 2008 -- Old Colony Elderly Services, Inc. (OCES) alerts retirees and disabled veterans who don't normally file a federal income tax return that they may be eligible to receive an Economic Stimulus payment of between $300 and $600 depending on their circumstances.
According to the IRS, there are an estimated 117,000 retirees and disabled veterans in Massachusetts who normally don't file a federal income tax return but may be eligible for the stimulus payment.
OCES is a private, non-profit Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) that provides valuable programs and services to seniors, their families and caregivers. The agency can provide guidance to seniors and disabled veterans who need assistance filing a federal tax return prior to the Economic Stimulus deadline of October 15th.
According to the IRS, older Americans and disabled veterans who have no tax liability and who have no requirement to file a tax return because their income is too low or nontaxable, may receive a stimulus payment of up to $300 ($600 for married couples) plus a $300 payment for each qualifying child.
According to Diana DiGiorgi, OCES' Executive Director, "It's imperative that seniors and disabled veterans file before October 15th in order to receive payment. We can assist seniors and disabled veterans in determining if they meet eligibility requirements to qualify. By law, the IRS cannot disperse any payments after December 31st, so we strongly urge anyone who believes they are eligible to file a return; contact a tax professional; or contact us for more information."
OCES serves elders, their families and caregivers in the towns of Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Stoughton, Wareham, West Bridgewater and Whitman.
To inquire about Economic Stimulus Payments, contact OCES at (508) 584-1561.