Help with Finances, Taxes, and Benefits

The COA&HS can help you make ends meet, prepare your taxes, and make sure you are getting all the benefits you deserve.


The COA&HS offers a variety of presentations and programs given by experts to help you understand legal, financial, and benefit-related issues. See the monthly newsletter for more topics, dates, and times.


Each year in February and March, trained volunteers offer preparation of state and local tax returns through the AARP/IRS Tax Aide program. Check the monthly newsletter beginning each January for more information. AARP Volunteers are scheduling appointments on Mondays to help complete taxes. Call 781-259-8811 and place your name on the AARP Tax Interest List.



(Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone) (MA Exec. Office of Elder Affairs and Minuteman Senior Services) Certified Counselors are available to give help regarding health insurance, medical bills and long-term care. Call the COA&HS to make a SHINE appointment.


Need help paying fuel bills? Call Natalia Dedkov to see if you qualify for Fuel Assistance, a Massachusetts program providing help to income-eligible residents to pay for fuel. The Fuel Assistance Program operates November through April.


For assistance with veterans benefits and other related issues, contact Peter Harvell at (781) 259-8811 or to schedule an appointment. Peter Harvell holds office hours at
Bemis Hall on Thursday between 9 am and noon.

If you are in a financial emergency, please see the "Help in Financial Emergencies" page.