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Most people pay $104.90 each month for Medicare Part B and don’t pay a monthly premium for Medicare Part A. Learn more about 2014 Medicare costs.

There are a number of programs available to help lower your Medicare costs.

To talk with someone about your specific situation, please call 1-800-MEDICARE or visit and select your state under “Find someone to talk to.”

I would like information about apartments for seniors

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has information and programs to help seniors find an apartment.

If you have questions about your specific situation, you can talk with a HUD-approved housing counselor.

Can someone buy a home with no money down.

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According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:

There are mortgage options now available that only require a down payment of 5% or less of the purchase price. But the larger the down payment, the less you have to borrow, and the more equity you’ll have. Mortgages with less than a 20% down payment generally require a mortgage insurance policy to secure the loan. When considering the size of your down payment, consider that you’ll also need money for closing costs, moving expenses, and - possibly -repairs and decorating.

Learn more about how to buy a home with a low down payment.

I’m British & have a UK driving license, is it just the International Driving License I’d need to drive in the US while on holiday?

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You’ll need an IDP (International Driving Permit) and should check with the state where you plan to drive. This page on Foreign Visitors Driving in the U.S. should help.

is it possible to apply for us visa online

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The process to get a visa to go to the U.S. is different depending on your country of origin and the purpose of your visit. Often you must complete part of the process online, but you will likely have to go to a U.S. Embassy for an interview and paperwork processing. You may also have to go to a certain bank to pay a fee. Start learning about the U.S. visa process.