Helping An Elderly Veteran Access Healthcare Benefits


Phyllis*, an elderly veteran, was disabled, homeless, and losing hope.

While living on the streets Phyllis lost her identification card and all her personal paperwork. As a result, she was unable to apply for food stamps, housing, and other assistance.

Phyllis went to Stand Down – a program providing food supplies, clothing, health screenings, and benefits counseling to homeless veterans – to look for help. Legal Aid of Wyoming attorneys were participating in the event.

After sharing her information with Legal Aid of Wyoming, Phyllis received assistance to apply for a new Social Security card, a copy of her birth certificate, and a state-issued identification card. Following up with Phyllis Legal Aid of Wyoming helped her access Medicaid, food stamps, and veterans' benefits.

*Names have been changed.

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