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Office: (276) 964-4915
Toll-Free: (800) 656-2272
Fax: (276) 963-0130

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Public Notice


The Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens shall comply with applicable provisions of Titles VI, VII and IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the regulations issued pursuant thereto. The agency shall comply with applicable provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all guidelines and interpretations issued pursuant thereto. In accordance with the Virginia Fair Employment Contracting Act, AASC shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law, except where there is a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of the agency. AASC shall conform to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, to the extent required by federal and state law, consistent with the confidentiality requirements of the Older Americans Act and the Code of Virginia. For comment or inquiry contact Regina Sayers, Executive Director or Brian Beck, CFO, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens, PO Box 765, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609, Telephone: 276/964-4915, e-mail address: aasc@aasc.org.


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Medicare Card Scam


In this type of scam, individuals contact beneficiaries claiming to represent Medicare, saying the beneficiary needs a new Medicare card. They may threaten beneficiaries with the loss of Medicare benefits if they don’t comply. Beneficiaries are asked to provide their personal information, particularly their Medicare number and bank account number, sometimes even being offered gifts or money. In other examples, beneficiaries are told that they have to pay for this new Medicare card.

It is important to remember that:

  • Medicare beneficiaries receive a Medicare number and card automatically upon enrollment
  • Medicare cards do not expire
  • Medicare will not call beneficiaries to offer a new card or request information in order to issue a new card
  • Beneficiaries who lose their Medicare card can request a new one from the Social Security Administration

To report possible fraud please visit: SMP Fraud Reporting.


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