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Category Archives: COVID-19

Updated Federal Mortgage Deadlines

*Update 12/28/2020 by Veterans Benefits Administration: Moratorium on Foreclosure and Eviction. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 national emergency and its impact on Veteran borrowers, all properties secured by VA-guaranteed loans, including those previously secured by VA-guaranteed loans but currently in VA’s REO portfolio, are subject to a moratorium on foreclosure and eviction through February 28, […]

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Second Round of Economic Impact Payments (Stimulus Payments)

The IRS has started sending out the next round of stimulus payments. Each adult who makes less than $75,000 for an individual or $150,000 for a couple should receive $600 per person. The IRS states that you do not need to do anything to receive this payment. If you received an automatic deposit before, you […]

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Impact of Social Security’s Cost-of-Living-Adjustment for 2021

SOCIAL SECURITY’s 1.3% COLA FOR 2021 IMPACTS SEVERAL BENEFIT PROGRAMS Late last month the federal Social Security Administration announced a comparatively modest 1.3 % “Cost-of-Living-Adjustment” (COLA) increase in Social Security benefits for 2021.  As one measure of inflation, this COLA has clearly been impacted by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. For Social Security […]

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Mortgage and Rental Assistance Available Now From NM Mortgage Financial Authority

NM MFA Mortgage and Rental Assistance IMPORTANT UPDATE:  If a tenant applied for rental assistance in November but was denied because they could not provide a lease document or evidence of hardship, MFA SAYS:  APPLY AGAIN.   MFA has changed its document requirements and tenants no longer have to provide a written lease or evidence of […]

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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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