Page 18 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 OBITUARIES Beulah (Anthony) Haverty Of Haverhill formerly of Everett passed away March 27, 2019. Beloved wife of the late James J. Haverty. Devoted mother of Melvin J. Haverty. Cherished grandmother of Shannon LaPointe and her husband Kevin and Katherine Haverty. Great-grandmother of Nolan, Kolton and Brody. Dear sister of the late Violet Anthony. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service in the JF Ward Funeral Home 772 Broadway, Everett on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11 am. Visiting hours Friday (same day) from 9-11am. Services will conclude with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations in Beulah’s name may be made to the charity of one’s choice. For online guestbook and donations please visit: www. jfwardfuneralhome.com James C. "Jim" Lenehan Of Wakefield, formerly of Everett, on March 30. Beloved husband of the late Claire F. (White). Loving father of Ann Cain and her husband Kevin, Katie Lenehan, Julie Panzini and her husband Patrick, Claire Sacramone and her husband Anthony, and the late Jimmy Lenehan. Loving brother of the late Joseph, William, Robert, and Francis Lenehan, and Doris Zagorites. He is survived by his seven beloved grandchildren, Meaghan, Jim, Abby, Lauren, Mark, Kelly, and Leah, as well as one loving great-granddaughter, Rileigh. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's memory may be made to the St. Anthony's School, 54 Oakes St., Everett 02149. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Janice B. (Rocci) McDonough Of North Revere, formerly of Malden & Everett, age 76, March 27. Loving wife of Kenneth G. McDonough, with whom she shared 55 years of marriage. Beloved mother of Kenneth G. Mc - Donough, Jr. & his wife Mary of Peabody, Brian S. McDonough & his wife Christine of Malden. Cherished grandmother of Arianna, Emily, Tayla & Michael. Sister of Judith Monte & her husband Douglas of FL. In lieu of flowers, donations in Janice's memory may be made to Care Group Parmenter Homecare & Hospice, 1 Arsenal Marketplace, Watertown, MA 02472. City mourns loss of Robert “Bob” Cataldo CATALDO | FROM PAGE 3 aldo Ambulance Service. Today, 42 years later, Cataldo Ambulance is well known and recognized as an industry leader in providing all levels of medical transportation. Bob had an engaging personality. He loved life and wanted all around him to be part of it. He truly enjoyed spending time with people, and he cherished the opportunity to assist others. He was a longtime member and Past President of Kiwanis Club International. He was engaged in many community initiatives, and he served on the Board for a number of local institutions. Later in life, he was able to rekindle his passion for the military and he became a proud member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. Bob enjoyed being out on the water; he was a proud boat owner and member of the Winter Hill Yacht Club in Somerville. Bob was an avid golfer and longtime member of Bellevue Country Club in Melrose. Bob enjoyed spending time with his entire family. He and Diana, who was always by his side, were frequently around to visit and enjoy the family. He was a remarkable man, always available to lend a hand or assist the family in any way he could. He and Dennis had a great relationship, and Bob was very proud of his son, something he never missed an opportunity to express to anyone who would listen. Bob was always at the ready to do any activity with Christine, Dennis and the boys. He was the very proud Papa to Brady, Ryan and Tyler; he loved his grandsons so very much. He enjoyed spendSavvy Senior How SSI Can Help Low-Income Seniors and the Disabled Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the Supplemental Security Income program and what are the eligibility requirements? My father is very low-income, so I’m wondering if this is something he may qualify for. Searching Daughter Dear Searching, Supplemental Security Income (or SSI) is a program administered by the Social Security Administration that provides monthly cash benefits to people that are disabled or over 65 based on financial need. Currently, more than 8 million people are receiving SSI benefits. Here’s what you should know. Eligibility Requirements To qualify for SSI your dad must be either age 65 or older, blind or disabled, and must be a U.S. citizen or lawful resident. He must also have limited assets and income. His assets must be less than $2,000 or $3,000 for couples. This includes cash, bank accounts, other personal property, and anything else that could potentially be converted to cash. His home, household goods and one vehicle, along with life insurance policies and burial funds valued under $1,500; do not count towards countable assets. The income limit to qualify for SSI, however, is much more ing time with the three boys and relished the opportunity to tell them stories or talk with them about any facet of life. He was a father figure to his niece, Niki, and her husband, Frank, along with their two boys, Grayson and Cooper. More than all else, Bob was a devoted and caring husband. He and Diana spent 60 years together, married for 56 years of them. They spent time in Florida and traveled frequently to a number of their favorite places. As husband and wife they wrote a storybook tale – as business partners they lived the American dream. As a husband, parent, grandparent, relative and friend, Bob will long be remembered as a true friend and one really great guy. CATALDO | SEE PAGE 22 complicated. Countable income includes wages or any other kind of money your dad earned from working, plus money he gets from other sources like unemployment, Social Security retirement, or gifts from friends, but also, free food or shelter. In 2019, the SSI allowable income limit is $771 a month for an individual or $1,157 a month for a couple. So, if your dad’s countable income is over the SSI allowable limit (this is based on a complex set of rules and calculations – see SSA.gov/ssi/ text-income-ussi.htm) he would not qualify. But if he’s under it, he would qualify for some benefits depending on his countable income. To help you determine if your dad is eligible for SSI, help him take the Social Security Administration’s benefits screening test at SSAbest.benefits.gov. This online questionnaire takes approximately 5 minutes to complete and screens for a variety of benefits, not just SSI. You should also know that most states – except Arizona, Mississippi, North Dakota and West Virginia – supplement the federal SSI payment with payments of their own. In some of the states that pay a supplement, your dad may qualify for the state payment even if he doesn’t meet the federal SSI eligibility criteria. How to Apply If you think that your dad is eligible for SSI, call 800-772-1213 and set up an appointment to apply at his local Social Security office. To help make the application process go quickly and smooth• Burials • Cremations • Pre-Arrangements • Serving the Greater Boston and North Shore regions for over 250 years! It is our purpose to give thoughtful service, and if in so doing, we have helped to lighten your burden, our goal has been accomplished. We sincerely hope that our service will be deserving of your confidence and wish to offer our continued friendship. 331 Main Street, Everett, MA 02149 Valet Parking Available (617) 387-4180 www.roccofuneralhomes.com ly, your dad should bring his Social Security number; birth certificate or other proof of age; information about the home where he lives, such as his mortgage, or lease and the landlord’s name; payroll slips, bank books, insurance policies, burial fund records and other information about his income and the things he owns; his proof of U.S. citizenship or eligible noncitizen status; and if he is applying for SSI because he is disabled or blind, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of doctors, hospitals and clinics that have information related to his condition. For more information visit SSA.gov/ssi or call Social Security at 800-772-1213 and ask them to mail you a copy of publication 11000 “Supplemental Security Income (SSI).” You can also read it online at SSA.gov/pubs/EN-05-11000.pdf. Other Assistance Programs Depending on your dad’s income, needs and location there are other financial assistance programs that may be able to help him like Medicaid, prescription drug assistance, food stamps and energy assistance. To find out what he may be eligible for go to BenefitsCheckUp.org. This is a free, confidential Web tool that contains more than 2,500 programs. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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