Plymouth Human Services

Donations – Donations are being accepted for the Senior
Christmas Gift Bags, Plymouth Fuel Bank, and the Scholarship
Fund. Please consider helping a neighbor in need.
Make the check payable to Town of Plymouth, and note in
memo which program. Thank you.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG, DEPARTMENT
OF VETERANS AFFAIRS WARN
AGAINST FEE FOR BENEFITS SCHEME
Federal Law Prohibits Fees for Preparation and Presentation
of Veterans’ Benefits Applications in Most
Circumstances
(Hartford, CT) — After becoming aware that Connecticut
veterans have been charged potentially illegal fees for
preparation of veterans’ benefit applications, Connecticut
Attorney General William Tong and Connecticut Commissioner
of Veterans Affairs Thomas Saadi urged veterans
and their families to immediately report such schemes and
reminded the public that it is illegal to charge for preparation
or presentation of veterans’ benefit applications in
most circumstances.
Federal laws govern the preparation and presentation of
veterans’ applications for benefits. Preparers must be accredited
by the VA and they are generally prohibited from
charging applicants for these services. Click for a list of
the State Department of Veterans Affairs, Advocacy and
Assistance Offices.
“Charging veterans to access benefits they served and
sacrificed for is not only morally abhorrent, it’s illegal.
There are accredited entities available to assist for free
throughout Connecticut. If you are aware of anyone attempting
to take advantage of veterans and their families
by charging bogus fees, I want to know,”said Attorney
General William Tong.
For more info, visit https://portal.ct.gov/AG/Press-
Releases/2019-Press-Releases/AG-TONG-AND-DEPTOF-
VETERANS-AFFAIRS-WARN-AGAINST-FEEFOR-
BENEFITS-SCHEME
VITA – The free tax service, known as VITA (Volunteer
Income Tax Assistance), for 2019 has ended. It is a popular
new program, sponsored by the Human Services Dept.,
and Commission. It is not often that new programs take
off so quickly, like this one. Thank-you everyone. Plymouth
Human Services – 84 Returns Completed, a sharp
increase from last year.
Low Cost Internet – Internet Essentials from Comcast offers
low-cost internet service, discounted computer equipment
and free digital literacy training to families with at
least one child eligible to participate in the National School
Lunch Program. internetessentials.com