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Fall Refunds are Here for College Students

 It’s my favorite time of the semester…REFUNDS! A few weeks after the semester begins all of your financial aid pays out and if there’s any left over you get a refund! You will know that your receiving a refund if there’s a negative balance on your account. It’s the one time in history where you actually want to see a negative balance!  Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video where I am in my office with a surprised look on my face.  This semester I paid $241 in fees and I received a $500 grant for individuals who work at community colleges. Oh yeah  did I mention I work at a community college too part time as a tutor? Anyhoo, since I had already paid off my student account I received the $500 as a refund. If you’ve been watching my YouTube videos or reading my blogs then you already know this money is going to debt.  Figure 2: This is a photo of three $100 bills and three $50 bills. With refunds posting to accounts daily you want to make sure that you are constantly c

I have A Disability Do I Receive A Stimulus Check ?

 


(This is a photo of a stimulus check and money used as a thumbnail for my video on "I have a Disability do I Receive a Stimulus Check?"

Have you gotten your stimulus check? You have probably heard that a thousand times in the last week. I know I have! Earlier this week I read an article that spoke about individuals with disabilities and their need for more financial resources during the pandemic. As you know, COVID has shined a light on our most disadvantaged populations with the disability community being one of them.

Reading this article got me to thinking about individuals with a disability who receive SSI/SSDI and the latest stimulus checks. It is important to note that individuals who receive SSI/SSDI are receiving a stimulus check. By now, we know the checks are $600 and some individuals have already received theirs. But what if your payee receives your check and not you? Do you have a right to ask any questions about this? Yes you do! You always have the right to advocate for yourself by asking questions, doing research, or enlisting a friend or family member to assist you.

You probably have noticed that around the time when stimulus or tax refunds are being handed out there is an increase in scams. Unfortunately, some members of the disability community can be especially vulnerable. Please remember that if it sounds too good to be true than it is! NEVER give anyone access to your stimulus check in hopes that they will double or even return your money. It is ALWAYS a scam and you will never hear from them again! Check out the video below for more tips regarding stimulus checks and the disability community.

 

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