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SAILORS’ SNUG HARBOR CAN HELP RETIRED OR DISABLED MARINERS WITH DEMONSTRATED FINANCIAL NEED

November 12th 2020

Sailors’ Snug Harbor (SSH), one of the oldest secular charities in the United States, has funds available to help career mariners with financial need.

SSH was incorporated in 1806 as the result of a bequest by Captain Robert Richard Randall, a New York merchant.

More than 16,500 mariners have been assisted by SSH since its inception in the early nineteenth century.

What kind of help can SSH provide?

SSH assists mariners financially in their homes. Mariners who meet the following criteria are eligible for assistance:

— 65 years of age or older OR ON DISABILITY—some exceptions can be made;

— 2,555 days of sea time (deep sea or inland) with at least 1,825 days on U.S.-flagged ships;

— proven need for financial assistance;

— less than $50,000 in assets (primary residence excluded).

A three-year look-back period will be used to determine eligibility.

If the mariner is eligible for public benefits, such as VA benefits, Medicaid or SNAP, those benefits should be accessed first.

The SSH website, www.thesailorssnugharbor.org, has a link to the application that each interested mariner must complete.

The application requires detailed information about current living arrangements, financial history, etc.

If you are interested in learning more about SSH benefits, please contact:

Sailors’ Snug Harbor
Toll Free: 1-888-257-5456
Fax: 212-513-0243
info@thesailorssnugharbor.orgh