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  • Jan 10, 2021 04:07 PM
    Last: 13d

    Here's what the Dallas county website has to say:

    Can I choose which vaccine I want to take?

    Perhaps, when the supply of vaccines from all manufacturers becomes readily available. The vaccines will roll out across the country as they are approved for use by the FDA. Once there are multiple vaccines available, you will be able to inquire with providers to see which vaccine they have on hand, but individual providers may offer or only make one vaccine option available.

    This will also be factor for those under 18, for parents to consider and look into that stuck out to me:

    Can my child get the COVID-19 vaccine?

    At this time, the Pfizer vaccine is authorized under the EUA for people aged 16 and older. The Moderna vaccine is authorized under the EUA for people age 18 and older.

  • Jan 10, 2021 03:18 AM
    Last: 13d
    I just checked my county for registering for the vaccine, to join the waiting list. There's no option for me yet. Only healthcare workers, and those 65 and older, or 18 and older with health issues. Does seem like it'll be several months before its ready for any and everyone. Probably for the best. Site just says 'sometime in 2021'.
  • Jan 10, 2021 06:11 PM
    Last: 12d

    Not sure how it is in other cities or counties, but in Dallas County you can't register yet unless you fall under Phase1A or 1B. That's basically healthcare workers, first responders, individuals 65 or older, or 18 and older with certain underlying health conditions. And you have to fill out a form online to join the waiting list.

  • Jan 05, 2021 07:53 AM
    Last: 17d

    Which party controls the Senate after the 2020 Elections now all comes down to how the two runoff elections go down in Georgia. Currently the count is 48 Democrats to 50 Republicans in the Senate, with 2 seats up for grabs. If the Democrats can gain both seats its a big deal as any tie vote in the Senate would be broken by VP Kamala Harris. So in essence the Democrats would have majority control of the Senate, to go along with the White House, plus the House of Reps. That would give them all three, and the ability to pass most any legislation that the party wants.

    But it doesn't seem super likely for both Democratic candidates to win in Georgia.

    Incumbent Senator David Perdue is facing off against Democrat Jon Ossoff. And Incumbent Senator Kelly Loeffler is going up against Raphael Warnock. Neither Republican gained the 50% necessary votes in the general election to win the election outright in November, but both Republicans did get the most votes, albeit narrowly. So past performance is on their side.

    What are the chances of either Republican losing their seat? The election takes place January 5th, 2021. And both sides have campaigned hard in Georgia, as each side understands all the many implications of these results.

    Will post results here once announced. Hopefully we will know soon and whatever the results are it should give us a solid understanding of how the first few years of a Biden administration will look like.

  • Dec 28, 2020 08:06 PM
    Last: 25d
    James Wrote: How will the stimulus checks work? Will they send out 600$ per adult first then if the pass it to 2000$ send the rest of the 1400$ out at a later date? Will the 2000$ vote delay the delivery of the stimulus checks?

    Good questions. This article should clear some stuff up -

    Second stimulus check: When the IRS will send your payment and why Jan. 15 matters

    So basically its saying the IRS has until Jan 15th to send out all the checks. So that only gives them a couple of weeks.

    January 15 is the cutoff date in the $900 billion stimulus bill by which time the IRS and US Treasury must stop sending checks as part of this round of delivery. If you don't receive your full second stimulus check money by Jan. 15, you will need to claim all or part of the missing amount when you file your federal tax returns in 2021 through the Recovery Rebate Credit. You'll also be able to claim any money the IRS still owes you from the first round of payments.

    So lots of things could happen then, if it gets upped to $2k, and it will depend on how fast that happens. $2k checks could go out for those they haven't sent one out to yet. I suppose you could get two checks. Or you will just have to get a $1400 credit on your taxes. So its still very much up in the air, but at least its good to know the IRS has a 2 week deadline as of now.

  • Dec 09, 2020 07:45 PM
    Last: 1mo
    JaredS Wrote:

    Personally, I think Congress should do both, but if I had to choose one I would rather make sure unemployed Americans continue receiving assistance considering the vast majority of them are unemployed for no fault of their own.

    Agreed. Suck to have to choose one or the other. Because some people are also working less, or making less, and could use $600 to get them by, at least a little.

    Either way $600 is not much for anyone. It won't pay for a month's rent or mortgage or 90%+ of people.. best it'll do is a month's worth of groceries or some other bills. Still, its not nothing.

    But yeah, $300/wk for 16 weeks would be the most beneficial to those hit the hardest.

  • May 12, 2020 02:12 PM
    Last: 9mo

    You are supposed to receive your payment tomorrow, on the 13th. This is straight from the SSA:

    SSI recipients who did not file a 2019 and 2018 return and who do not have a representative payee should receive their electronic payment from the IRS by May 13 by direct deposit or to their Direct Express card if they did not use the IRS’ Non-Filer Tool.

    If you used the IRS’ Non-Filer Tool, you will receive your payment by May 13 to the non-Direct Express bank account you may have provided. The IRS will begin mailing paper checks on May 15 to SSI recipients who receive their monthly SSI payment by paper check, and to SSI recipients who used the IRS’ Non-Filer Tool but left the bank account information empty.

    Doesn't seem like they will process the deposits until tomorrow, possibly early morning. I wouldn't worry about it and just check your account tomorrow. If it doesn't show by tomorrow evening, perhaps there is an issue. But even then I would recommend giving it until the end of the week. As it seems some deposits take a few days. I don't think it will be the case here, but you never know. Hope that helps.

  • May 11, 2020 07:50 PM
    Last: 9mo


    The way I understand it, it doesn't force anyone to take the loan. Which is good. It just gives you the ability to. Really this is just an advance of $5k on your future SS benefits. Where you get it now as opposed to when you retire. And then when you retire, you just go without benefits for a few months until its 'paid back'.

    I mean, for everyone that has been paying into the system for years/decades already, especially if you fear SS might become insolvent before you get around to retirement age (I'm a good 40 years or so away from that, so that's a real fear of mine actually), I could see this appealing to a good portion of the population that is suffering in the here and now.

    We are supposed to get SS at some point anyways, it's a forced retirement account and our money, so getting it now vs later is really just a matter of circumstance, I think.

    So, I don't think its a terrible idea. Far from the best though and its certainly not helpful for those already on SS benefits or likely any other benefits for that matter. Which is a LOT of people. So for that reason alone, this is not a complete answer to say the least. But at least its budget/deficit conscious and in conjunction with an actual stimulus like we got with the CARES Act, I think might help a lot of people.

    This idea isn't that different from giving people mortgage forbearance or the ability to draw more on 401ks without penalties right now. Neither of those forgive anything either, they are just ways to free up thousands, with one pushing your mortgage payments down the road, and the other very similar to the SS idea where you can draw on retirement money early.

    I would be for this idea if it was paired with something more. Like another tax credit advance. $2000/month might be too expensive. The math gets crazy fast. But maybe $1000/month for 3-6 months is more doable. I do hope the Dems find a middle ground with the GOP and we get something that helps everyone, and not just subsections of the population.

  • Apr 09, 2020 08:49 PM
    Last: 6mo
    mark Wrote:

    Can you tell me anything about Nevadas 1099 self employed filings and when they might open it

    Most states are open and they still dont have guide lines

    also I receive SSI in the amount of a big 660. a month will this stop my claim I filed taxes for 10,000 for 2019 and have docs to such

    Like everyone in the US you spend all day calling Un E just to get a recording or hang up from there Q

    thank you for the help

    Unfortunately Nevada has been one of if not the worst state for implementing a PUA portal. Best update I can find is 'mid-May' is when it should be ready:

    Self-employed workers say Nevada is failing them

    Will Nevada be one of the last states to get benefits to gig workers?

    Both articles say basically the same thing. And on Nevada's website I came across an announcement saying to wait and monitor the site, and don't apply until it's ready.

    Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)

    At least the payments will be retroactive once it finally, finally is ready.

  • May 01, 2020 08:19 PM
    Last: 8mo

    That is very frustrating. Given that today, May 5th, is the last day to claim SSI/VA dependents on the portal, it seems only logical they will be doing SSI stimulus deposits this week or the following week at the latest.

    Again, that doesn't give you an exact date which would be most helpful. But honestly I don't think they are necessarily going to process everyone's SSI stimulus checks on the same exact dates, and different accounts will likely get them on slightly different days.

    I do know they are supposed to be following the schedule that if you process your IRS portal info by Tuesday, your payment should be available starting the following Saturday.

    If that logic holds up, that means SSI recipients should get their deposits between May 9th and May 15th.