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    Senior Medicare Patrol Fraud Alert – Be alert to COVID-19 Vaccine fraud

    The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine has been announced and unfortunately scammers will use this as an opportunity to take advantage of people eager to get the vaccine. We don’t know what the scam will look like but it’s important people are aware that scammers are eager to knock on your door, call your phones, send you emails and pretty much contact you any way possible. The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) will release specific information on known scams as they happen, but in the meantime remember these tips to help you avoid vaccine scams.

    •   You cannot pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine.
    •   You cannot pay to get early access to the vaccine.
    •   No one from Medicare or the Health Department with contact you.
    •   No one from a vaccine distribution site or health care payer, like a private insurance company, will call you asking for your Social Security number, or your credit card or bank account information to sign you up to get the vaccine.
    •   Beware of providers offering other products, treatments, or medicines to prevent the virus. Check with your health care provider before paying for or receiving any COVID-19-related treatment.
    •   If you get a call, text, email — or even someone knocking on your door — claiming they can get you early access to the vaccine, STOP. That’s a scam.
    •   Be wary of where you get your information on the vaccine. Avoid unsolicited communication. For reliable information:
    •   You can check out the State of Connecticut COVID-19 Response Website or
    •   You can read the latest Press Release from Governor Lamont on how the Vaccine will be released.
    •   See attached Public Service Announcement from the FBI, Office of Inspector General and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

    New 8 passenger Van with a wheelchair lift

    We are very excited to announce our new Senior Center mini bus! We now have an 8 passenger with a wheelchair lift vehicle available for rides for all Lisbon residents over 55.

    Our new bus is ready to bring you to your doctor appointments, pharmacy, shopping, bank, hair salon and more.

    Call us at 860-376-2329 for the details on our hours for rides.

    TVCCA Meals on Wheels

    If you are unable to leave your home you can start receiving Meals-on-Wheels.   Contact TVCCA at 860-934-1006 to get set up

    RENTER’S REBATES

    Senior or disabled low-income renters may be eligible for a partial rebate of rent and utility bills, excluding telephone and cable. The filing period is April 1 through October 1. Applications are available at the Assessor’s Office.

    For more information and to apply contact our Assessor’s office at 860-376-5115

    PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR BLIND OR TOTALLY DISABLED PERSONS

    Connecticut law provides for a $3,000 assessment exemption for taxpayers who are legally blind. Proof of the blindness (certification by a qualified medical practitioner) must be presented to the Assessor prior to October 1 in order for the exemption to be applied to that assessment year’s tax bill.
    Connecticut law also provides for a $1,000 exemption for totally disabled persons who are receiving benefits under a federal, state or local retirement plan, which contains requirements comparable to those of the Social Security Administration. Proof of disability must be presented to the Assessor prior to October 1 in order for the exemption to be applied to that assessment year’s taxes.
    Homeowners who are totally disabled may also be qualified for tax credits under the State-sponsored Homeowners Program even if they have not reached age 65. Please refer to the information in this brochure under the title “Property Tax Credits for Senior and Disabled Persons.”