Follow along for the latest financal news and benefits updates this Sunday, July 17
Hello there everyone and welcome along to our American Finances Updates live blog this Sunday, July 17.
In this space, we’ll be providing you with all the information you need in order to stay in the know when it comes to benefits schemes in the United States of America.
Although the federal government is no longer giving out stimulus checks nationally, there are still several states taking matters into their own hands, such as California or Iowa.
We’ll have updates those benefits scheme and the others that are currently in place across the USA.
As is always the case on our daily financial blogs, the most recent updates are the ones that appear nearest the top.
People from the US are looking to earn more in this uncertain economy, and about 44% of the ones who are able to work have an extra job to have one more income opportunity, this is the highest it has been in 40 years.
The company Insuranks had an online survey where they asked 1000 adults and 440 confirmed that they spend an average of 13 to 20 hours a week on another occupation to bring almost $500 extra to their household.
An additional 28% said that they took on a secondary gig due to inflation – the highest the U.S. has experienced in 40 years – driving up costs.
If you don’t want to get scammed, the IRS is offering a free webinar called Scams, Tax-Related Identity Theft and Identity Protection PIN.
During the webinar you will:
-You must have a disability by definition
-You can no longer perform a job
-The expectations of your disability are beyond one year
The amount of money you will receive depends on the credits previously earned.
For example, if you are younger than 31, you might have a lower compensation than someone who is 50 or more, due to the credits earned.
Social Security Disability Insuranceis an SSA program that grants money to people who lost their working capacity due to an injury, accident, or health condition.
The SSDI payments begin at $800 and have a maximum of $1,800 per month.
Governor Walz will grant all veterans who served during the “Global War on Terrorism”(after 9/11) can apply to an extra payment.
Gold Star families can also access the bonus.
Check the information here.
Even though gas prices continue to fall, they’re still higher than they were just a few months ago. Therefore, it’s worth shopping around a little to find the best price in your area. To help with this, check out our guide to the cheapest gas stations in the 10 biggest cities in the United States of America.
As a result of the wildfires and straight-line winds in certain areas of New Mexico, those affected may be able to benefit from some tax relief from the IRS. The tax authority has set up a page with more details.
One common question when it comes to Social Security is about when you can apply for retirement benefits. You can start to do so at 62 years old, but you can also wait until later in life. Here, we’ve put together a guide to when you can and should start taking Social Security retirement benefits.
Many Universal Basic Income checks will reach up to 18,000 dollars over the next two years and there are 41 states or cities getting this benefit. To find out which states and cities are sending out these UBI checks, you can read more here.
A special program has been approved in Iowa’s Johnson County. It is called the Direct Assistance Program and it will give successful applicants stimulus checks worth up to 1,400 dollars. You can read more here about the Direct Assistance Program and the application process.
CalWORKs (TANF) is a welfare program that gives eligible Californian families a financial boost, helping with housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care. You can find out here who exactly is eligible for this CalWORKS program.
Even on the weekend, we still bring you all the latest information about the benefits programs worth knowing about in the USA, doing so through our MARCA In English financial news blogs.
This includes stimulus checks, which are no longer being given out at the federal level but which still exist at the state level, although that depends on where you live and on your state government’s current policies.
There are also some more general money-saving tips worth knowing about in this blog, especially at this time of super high inflation.
We focus on the high gas prices too, explaining how you can reduce your gas usage and how to save money when you visit the gas station.
While it’s true that prices are going down, it is still worth paying attention to our tips for reducing gas costs.
So, as is always the case, there really is a lot to discuss. Follow along with us on, then, on this Sunday’s American financial news blog to stay up to date and in the know.
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