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Life Insurance Policies Offered to WNY Low Income Families

By Joyce Kryszak


Buffalo, NY – Life insurance policies are usually one of the last priorities for cash-strapped low income families. But a special program is available through the Buffalo mayor's office that could give some families peace of mind.

The program being offered by Life Bridge Mass Mutual is new in Buffalo. It could provide eligible families with a benefit they never dreamed would be attainable - life insurance policies that would protect their children.

The Homeless Alliance of Western New will be available on Wednesday with city and company representatives to help families apply. Joan Dutchess Freidson from the alliance explains how the policies work.

Families will also have an opportunity to talk with a host of local service providers about other benefits to which they might be entitled. On hand throughout the afternoon will be representatives from Erie County's food stamp and medicaid programs, as well as advocates who can help families with tax filings and other financial issues.

Freidson said it was an opportunity to make many services available to folks at one time and place. She said it is an event they would like to make available in the future.

Anyone who would like to find out if they qualify for any of the services can stop by the JFK Community Center on Hickory Street on Wednesday between 2 and 6. Family who want to find to apply for the life insurance policies however are asked to call to make an appointment for a specific time on that day.

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