AARP Tax Aide
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low to moderate-income taxpayers – especially those 50 and older – at nearly 5,000 locations nationwide.
Phone: (888) 687-2277
Find a Tax-Aide location near you: https://secure.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action
Ann Arbor Thrift Shop
Ann Arbor Thrift Shop members answer requests from social service case workers on behalf of people who need emergency aid for clothing, housing, utility bill payment, medical or dental care, car repair and transportation. Services are available to Ann Arbor residents only. A referral is required for assistance.
3500 Washtenaw Ave, Suite K
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 662-6771
Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm
B&B Payee Services
B&B Payee Services provides Representative Payee Services, Federal Fiduciary
Services, Conservator Services, and Financial Management assistance.They help all who are experiencing financial obstacles, including those with disabilities, low income, or receiving Social Security and/or Veterans benefits.
Catholic Social Services Tax Assistance Program
Tax preparation volunteers are trained annually to help Washtenaw County limited-income seniors and adults with disabilities file simple income tax returns and credits.
Phone: (734) 712-0588
Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)
The Michigan DHHS provides income supplement programs for individuals who are temporarily or permanently disabled, who lack money for food, shelter, and utilities. These include: Food Stamps, Child Support Programs, Day Care Services, Work First Program (employment and job training), Low Income Energy Assistance Programs (LIEAP), Medicaid, and State Disability Assistance (SDA).
22 Center Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Phone: (734) 481-2000
Our website provides comprehensive details on grants for veterans. These grants are given away for free, and they could help low income veterans with bills, mortgage, rent, housing, college, and medications . Please note that grants are only given for veterans who can prove financial difficulties. Apply for multiple grants to ensure your needs are met.
We offer information on the following : (1) grants for rent (2) housing assistance (3) help with bills (4) education grants (5) medical bills grants (6) business grants
Friends In Deed
The Direct Assistance Program helps families prevent utility shut off, repair a car to get to work or medical appointments, obtain a prescription or other one-time medical needs and more.
GreenPath Debt Solutions
Since 1961, GreenPath has been helping people regain control of their finances --- and
their lives. In addition to other services, GreenPath offers free credit counseling and debt counseling to help ease your financial stress, address your financial concerns, and develop a plan for living a financially healthy life.
5397 West Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: (800) 550-1961
Financial counseling in person: Wed & Fri, 8am-5pm
Financial counseling by telephone:
Housing Bureau for Seniors
In partnership with AARP, they host free tax assistance programs throughout the tax season.
Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic
LITC helps low-income taxpayers tackle and resolve issues with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
701 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: (734) 936-3535
Michigan Ability Partners (MAP)
MAP representative payees handle disabled clients’ financial affairs from paying bills and
distributing clients’ allowance, to helping them develop a budget, building personal financial
management skills, repairing credit, and in most cases regaining independence over their
Michigan Free Tax Help
Whether or not you owe any income tax, if you are a Michigan taxpayer you can get FREE help in completing your income taxes by an IRS trained volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) or tax counseling for the elderly (TCE) preparer.
Navigate this website to learn about VITA, the EITC, organizations that offer free tax assistance, and more.
Michigan Helping Hand Program
This website helps Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the services they need.
Simply click on one of the five tabs for links to information about jobs and training,
unemployment benefits, health care, family support, and housing. Then click on the
link that will best meet your needs.
Social Security Administration
This is the location to apply for social security retirement or disability benefits.
3971 Research Park Drive, Suite A
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: (800) 772-1213
This organization can help you prepare returns if income is $45,000.00 or less. Call the Parish Office at (734) 821-2100 to make a 45-minute appointment. No walk-ins! Please call to make an appointment.
2250 E Stadium Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 821-2100
Hours: Every Saturday, February through April, 10:30am to 2:00pm
Synod’s Representative Payee Program provides financial management of Veterans,
Social Security and SSI benefits on behalf of individuals who have difficulty using their
payments to meet their basic needs. A representative payee helps beneficiaries who need
assistance in managing their benefits.
615 S Mansfield St
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Phone: (734) 483-9363
United Healthcare Dual Special Needs Plans (DSNP)
Some people have both Medicare and Medicaid. If so, they could be “dual eligible.” That’s where dual special needs plans — or “dual” plans — come in. Dual plans combine the benefits of both Medicare and Medicaid into one simple health plan. If you have Medicare and Medicaid, chances are you could qualify for a dual plan.
Dual plans offer extra benefits at no extra cost.
Dual plans go beyond either Medicaid or Original Medicare alone. You’ll still keep the Medicaid benefits you get today. And better yet, with a dual plan, you could get many extra benefits and features than Original Medicare at no extra cost. These extra benefits may include:
Dental care, plus credit for restorative work.
Eye exams, plus credit for eyewear.
Hearing exams, plus credit for hearing devices.
Rides to health care visits and the pharmacy.
Credits to buy hundreds of health-related products.
The VA provides accurate, efficient and timely services to ensure delivery of benefits to
veterans and their families. They may be able to assist veterans in an emergency.
2155 Hogback Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
P.O. Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645
Phone: (734) 973-4540