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O.S.R. Bulletin

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Friendship Centers Temporarily Closed

The Putnam County Office for Senior Resources has temporarily closed its four Friendship Centers until further notice as a precautionary measure to reduce the risk to the seniors of exposure to the coronavirus.

MEDICARE ADVANTAGE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD – January 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020

If you are in a Medicare Advantage Plan, this is the time you can switch once to a different Medicare Advantage Plan or to Original Medicare, with or without a Medicare Part D Plan. Unchanged: If you are in a Medicare Advantage Plan, this is the time you can switch once to a different Medicare Advantage Plan or to Original Medicare, with or without a Medicare Part D Plan.

Additional information is available in our Senior Guide which can be found on this website. Unchanged: Additional information is available in our Senior Guide which can be found on this website.

For more information regarding your health insurance needs, contact Lynn Hill at 845-808-1700 ext. 47115. Unchanged: For more information regarding your health insurance needs, contact Lynn Hill at 845-808-1700 ext. 47115.

Stimulus Checks FAQ

Who will get a stimulus check?

If you are US Citizen or permanent resident who filed federal income taxes for 2018 or 2019 AND meet income thresholds ($99k for single filer, $198k for joint filer, no children)

You receive Social Security Retirement, disability (SSDI) or survivor benefits

You receive railroad retirement benefits

How will I get my money?

Your check will come automatically, by direct deposit, into the account your federal tax return is deposited.

If you did not provide direct deposit information to the IRS, the IRS will send you a paper check.

For people who did not file taxes in 2019, the IRS has a free online tool so they can receive their Economic Impact Payments faster: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here

Otherwise, the IRS will send a payment to the address or bank account where you receive your Social Security or railroad retirement benefits.

Do I have to pay income tax on the stimulus money?

No.

How can I see the status of my stimulus payment?

On April 17 the IRS is releasing a tracking tool on their website: www.irs.gov

Will the stimulus money impact benefits like SNAP?

No – the economic impact payment does not count as income for SNAP in NYS for the month of receipt and the following two months. https://otda.ny.gov/policy/gis/2020/20DC027.pdf

O.S.R. LUNCH & ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE

Weather Updates

No Current Closing or Delays

Upcoming O.S.R. Events

Currently no scheduled events.

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