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I'm on SSD and disabled. I'm in need of a queen size boxspring and mattress. The one I have is over 12 yrs. old. Can someone please give me some ideas on who to contact or where to look? I would be so grateful. Once my rent, utilities, and auto insurance are paid my head is hardly above water.


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May 18, 20170 found this helpful

You can check on the free section of Craigslist.

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May 18, 20171 found this helpful

SENIORS-National Council On Aging (NCOA)
US Administration on Aging 800.677.1116 www.eldercare.gov-financial, employment, legal & caregiving help
The National Counseling On Aging has a free resource site:
This site is a confidential and free and easy resource service to help people 55 years and older locate and apply for benefits. There are numerous financial assistance programs, both public and private, that can help struggling Seniors trying to make ends meet. The site has information on more than 2000 programs. Many are available to anyone in need who qualify, while others are available only to older adults and can help them retain their independence.


Benefit Types:
Food Assistance, Health Care, Prescription Drugs, Utility Assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), low income housing, tax relief, respite care, free legal assistance and many other benefit programs are available.
To use the site, you enter basic information about the person in need-date of birth, zip code, and check boxes for what the person needs assistance with. The site generates a report instantly, listing links to the programs and services that the person may qualify for.
Some assistance programs can be applied for online while other have downloadable form to be printed and mailed, faxed or emailed in, and some require you to contact the program directly.
Benefits Enrollment Center
It is also possible to get help in person at a Benefits Enrollment Center. There are currently 36 centers in 24 states and 12 more will be added in 2016. Visit the online site for locations:


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May 21, 20170 found this helpful

Your biggest problem may not be in finding a bed but may be in getting someone to deliver a queen size bed and mattress and also removing the one you have and hauling it to a dump site. This can be a big job and will definitely require more than one person. This means someone will be giving away a bed/mattress AND paying for a truck and gas AND giving several free hours of somewhat hard work/labor for 2 or more people. I am only mentioning this as many people do not realize that something like this may require more than just finding something on Craigslist or Freecycle. Now if you are a member of a local church - someone there may be willing to go through all of this if they feel there is a real need.


Hopefully you have someone in your family that can help with all of this if you are fortunate and find a free bed. Most likely, no matter who helps you, used bedding is what you will get, so be sure that you are not getting some bedbugs along with your "gift".
I would suggest maybe going to a smaller size bed (even a single?) which may be easier to find and easier to move. You may have to ask for free linens from one of these sites.

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May 30, 20171 found this helpful

You can try looking in Craigslist or Facebook (some people offer for free)

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