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Useful Contacts: Government Agencies
State of New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits (www.state.nj.us/treasury/pensions) Main page for finding information about your pension and other benefits. The United Provider Directory is helpful in selecting a medical plan. A useful subsite (www.state.nj.us/treasury/pensions/shbp.htm) has information on medical plans, provided by the Health Benefits Commission.
State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (www.state.nj.us/health) Main page for finding many services: Check out the "Topics from A to Z" file if you have a topic that isn't on the main menu. The Senior Services section (www.state.nj.us/health/seniors.htm) has consumer information, nursing home ratings and inspection reports, selecting a long-term care setting, health insurance counseling, and information about training for employment.
Social Security Administration (www.ssa.gov) Information on Social Security, Medicare and disabilities. Provides application forms. "How to" section tells how to apply for benefits, how to apply for a new card, and how to have federal taxes withheld from Social Security benefit payments.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (www.dhhs.gov) Check out the Healthfinder section (www.healthfinder.gov) for news and information about prevention and self-care, choosing caregivers, handling frauds and complaints, alternative medicine, and health tips for seniors.
National Institutes of Health (www.nih.gov) Research on health and treatments. Seniors will want to check out the National Institute on Aging section () for information on healthy aging.
Access America for Seniors (www.seniors.gov) Describes itself as "The website for seniors to conduct business with and get information from the government...all in one place." Provides links to all relevant U.S. government agencies.