This 36-page publication is a collection of various laws and programs that specifically address services designed to help the elderly in Michigan.
Some of the topics covered are tax credits, Medicaid and Medicare, nursing homes and other long-term care options, consumer protection, housing, transportation, employment, and senior discount programs. This booklet also contains a list of agencies that serve as a focal point for community services and programs for senior citizens.
To provide an overview of topics covered, the booklet's Table of Contents is included below. To read more about each topic please click here to download this booklet as an Adobe PDF file. Note: You need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer in order to view this booklet.
This booklet was published in 2018 by the Michigan Legislature in Lansing. Hard copies of this booklet, titled "Services for Seniors - Laws and Programs for Senior Adults" may still be available. Please contact your State Representative or State Senator.
|Financial Hardship Property Tax Exemption||1|
|Homestead Property Tax Credit||1|
|Renters' Tax Credit1||3|
|Home Heating Credit||4|
|Prescription Drug Assistance Under the Medicare Program||5|
|Medicare Savings Programs||6|
|Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program||7|
|Health and Nutrition Services||7|
|State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program||8|
|Respite Care - Adult Day Services||9|
|Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)||10|
|Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors||13|
|Title III-B Legal Assistance||13|
|Nursing Facility Legislation||14|
|Rental Lease Breaking||15|
|Living Transition Programs||16|
|Senior Community Service Employment Program||20|
|Senior Discount Programs||21|
|Direct Deposit of Social Security Payments||22|
|Direct Deposit of Income Tax Refunds||22|
|Retired and Senior Volunteer Program||24|
|Foster Grandparent Program||24|
|Senior Companion Program||25|
|Government Agencies Assisting Seniors||26|
|Additional Services from the Office of Services to the Aging||26|
|Local and County Area Agencies on Aging||28|