Help for Montana Seniors

Do Montana grocery stores have special hours for seniors?

Many Montana grocery stores offer specific hours for seniors to come in to shop. To see the list of participating grocery stores, click HERE.  

  • Grocery Shopping Tips: For best practices when shopping for food during the COVID-19 pandemic, click HERE

*New as of 04/30/2020* I am on social security/ VA benefits and I have eligible dependents, how do I get my direct check?  

The IRS issued a special alert for Supplemental Security Income and Department of Veterans Affairs beneficiaries to act by May 5 if you didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and have dependents so you can quickly receive the full amount of their Economic Impact Payment. 

To apply for your direct check, click HERE.

Am I eligible for the direct check if I am on Social Security?

Yes! Social Security beneficiaries are eligible to receive a $1,200 per person ($2,400 per couple) direct check. The direct checks are subject to a $75,000 income threshold ($150,000 for joint filers) with a limited phase out above the thresholds.

To learn how much you or your family will be qualified to receive, click HERE

I am a senior and a veteran, how will I receive my direct check?

On Tuesday April 14th, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released that they have partnered with the VA to ensure Veterans and their beneficiaries receive their stimulus checks automatically and without additional paperwork.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

What should I do if I have symptoms?

Call ahead to a healthcare professional if you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread.

Tell your healthcare professional about your recent travel or contact. Your healthcare professional will work with the state’s public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19. 

Should seniors take extra precautions?

Older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions may be at increased risk for serious illness from COVID-19. Please watch the CDC’s video for guidance.