What You Should Know About The 2020 Census

The Census is conducted every 10 years, beginning with the number 0.

In mid-March, you should receive a post card from the U.S. Census Bureau, this post card will have information on how you can answer the survey online. There are four ways you can respond to the survey: online, through the paper survey, by phone or through a personal visit by a U.S. Census Bureau employee

The census never asks for your personal information, such as your Social Security number, your Medicare number, bank or credit card information or money for donations,

Why is the U.S. Census important? The results of the survey determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, defines the Congressional and State Legislative Districts, school districts and voting precincts.

And the U.S. Census determines the annual allocation of $675 billion dollars in Federal Spending. Medicaid, SNAP, Section 8 Housing, Special Education Grants, the National School Lunch Program. WIC, Head Start, Health Care Programs, just to name a few – all are affected by the Census results!

NY StateWide Senior Action Council is a great referral source, available to answer your questions about the US Census Bureau survey. We also assist individuals with health insurance, patients’ rights and Health Care Fraud.

If you would like a presentation on Medicare Fraud, in your community, please give us a call at 1-800-333-4374.


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