Apply Online for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs

If your resources are less than $11,710 (single) or $23,410 (married) and your income is limited, you may qualify for extra help paying for Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage. These resource limits are for 2007 and may increase each year. The resource limits include $1,500 per person for burial expenses. Resources include your savings and stock, but not your home or car. If you haven’t received an application or information about the extra help, and you think you may qualify, you should apply. Remember, as Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Leavitt says, “If in doubt, fill it out!” You can apply Online by visiting the Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs section on the Social Security Administration website.

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    How to Prevent Child Kidnapping

    In late July, the FBI conducted Operation Cross Country VII, a nationwide action that addressed commercial child sex trafficking throughout the United States. The operation included 76 cities across the country, and 47 FBI divisions. Federal, state and local agencies all participated. Through the operation, they were able to recover 105 children victims of prostitution, and 152 pimps were arrested.

    There are many ways to promote child safety and help prevent child exploitation. Tips to prevent child abduction include:

    Never leave them alone in a stroller or car

    Have them fingerprinted at your local police department

    Set boundaries about where your kids are allowed to go and with whom

    Talk to them about online safety and monitor their use

    Talk to your kids about strangers and what they should do if one approaches them

    Make sure they know their name, address, phone number and how to call 911

    Always have an up-to-date photo on hand of your children

    If your child, or a child you know, has been abducted, call Child Protection Education of America at 1-866-USA-CHILD or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

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