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Category Archives: COVID-19

Bernalillo County and Albuquerque Rental Assistance

Bernalillo County and ABQ rental assistance update: Please see below for an important press release from the County regarding $1 million set aside in rent and utilities assistance from CARES Act funding. The important facts to know are: Application process starts Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8 a.m. and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 4. Applications can […]

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FORECLOSURE MORATORIUM EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 31, 2020

FORECLOSURE MORATORIUMS EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 31, 2020 Existing foreclosure moratoriums have been extended to at least December 31, 2020.  The current moratoriums were set to expire on August 31, 2020. This is the third extension of the foreclosure and eviction moratoriums since March 18, 2020. FHA: (Federal Housing Authority) This applies to all FHA Title II […]

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Stimulus Payment 2020 Filing Extension

REQUEST YOUR COVID-19 “STIMULUS” PAYMENT NOW!! Due to the economic impact of COVID-19 on individuals and families, the federal government has been sending payments of $1,200 and an additional $500 per dependent child over the past several months.  They are commonly referred to as “stimulus” payments, but the IRS – which issues them — calls them […]

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ALERT: Medicare Adopts Special Relief for Some Enrollment and Plan Choices; BUT WITH DEADLINES THIS MONTH.

ALERT: Medicare Adopts Special Relief for Some Enrollment and Plan Choices; BUT WITH DEADLINES THIS MONTH. The federal Medicare agency (CMS) recently adopted two types of special relief to help people who wanted to make Part A and B enrollment choices, and/or switch Medicare Advantage Plans, since March, but didn’t do so. They were adopted […]

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ALERT: SOME PEOPLE CAN STILL REQUEST COVID-19 “STIMULUS” PAYMENTS THIS YEAR

ALERT SOME PEOPLE CAN STILL REQUEST COVID-19 “STIMULUS” PAYMENTS THIS YEAR The federal government has been sending payments of $1,200 or more to millions of people over the past several weeks.  They are commonly referred to as “stimulus” payments, but the IRS – which issues them — calls them “Economic Impact Payments” (EIPs).  Most EIPs […]

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New York Times Op-Ed: What You Should Know Before You Need a Ventilator

5/6/2020 Opinion | What You Should Know Before You Need a Ventilator – The New York Times It breaks my heart that patients who will get sick enough to need them wonʼt know what desperate situations they face. By Kathryn Dreger Dr. Dreger is a doctor of internal medicine in Northern Virginia and a clinical […]

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May 5th IRS Deadline to File for Stimulus Payment for Dependent Children

May 5th IRS Deadline to File for Stimulus Payment for Dependent Children If you are an SSI or VA beneficiary and are raising ​children ​under the age of 17, (who can be your grandchildren or other relatives) and did not file a tax return for 2018 or 2019, you have until ​Tuesday May 5th to file with the IRS on an online website tool […]

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Social Security & Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

For timely information go to: https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/  

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Looking for Health Coverage? NM Superintendent of Insurance, partnering with other state agencies, has published valuable guidance on how you can get it.

  LOOKING FOR HEALTH COVERAGE?  The NM Superintendent of Insurance – partnering with other state agencies – has published valuable guidance on how you can get it.  Under the slogan “No matter what, you can get covered,” the materials provide information about available options: through Medicaid, the state’s Health Insurance Exchange (BeWellNM), and the NM […]

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Be Aware of Federal Stimulus ($1200) Payment Scams and Be Aware of Fraudulent COVID-19 Health Scams

UPDATED INFORMATION:  BEWARE OF STIMULUS CHECK SCAMS  Federal Stimulus Checks to offset lost income will be sent in a few weeks. The details of how this will work are still being developed by the IRS, but we do know a few things about this.  Here is what you need to know, as updated by the […]

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