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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

HELPING HARDWORKING PEOPLE GET THE MOST OUT OF EVERY PAYCHECK

United Way of Tarrant County provides free income tax preparation at our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) centers. Families and individuals with household incomes of $64,000 or less can visit one of multiple locations across the county to get a better understanding of what they owe – or to get the largest return possible. Our volunteers can also help clients enroll in financial education, coaching and workforce skills training.

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The 20th Texas Silver-Haired Legislature (TSHL) held its Membership Development Session

The 20th Texas Silver-Haired Legislature (TSHL) held its Membership Development Session

The 20th Texas Silver-Haired Legislature (TSHL) held its Membership Development Session at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in San Marcos, Nov. 12 – 15.
The session focused on the history and mission of the TSHL, organizational structure, the legislative process, researching and writing resolutions, and working with the Texas Legislature. A mock TSHL Legislative Session highlighted the conference.

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Social Security Announces 3.2 Percent Benefit Increase for 2024

Social Security Announces 3.2 Percent Benefit Increase for 2024

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 71 million Americans will increase 3.2 percent in 2024, the Social Security Administration announced today. On average, Social Security retirement benefits will increase by more than $50 per month starting in January.

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Tarrant County Earns 4 Texas Association of Counties' Best Practices Awards

Tarrant County Earns 4 Texas Association of Counties' Best Practices Awards

Association honors initiatives by Commissioner Gary Fickes, Precinct 3, the County Clerk and Criminal District Attorney.

FORT WORTH – The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) presented Tarrant County with four 2022 County Best Practices Awards at Tuesday's Commissioners Court meeting in Fort Worth.

TAC County Relations Officer Rhita Koches gave out the awards honoring four programs.

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Holiday Magic Wellness Seminar

Holiday Magic Wellness Seminar

Join us for a morning of food, treats, workshops, screenings, and fun at the Holiday Magic Wellness Seminar on Friday, October 14, 2022. Due to limited space, only the first 350 attendees to register will enjoy a day to remember. Registration is required, so don't wait!

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Summer Fun Paint Project was a hit!

Summer Fun Paint Project was a hit!

Everyone had a great time at the Summer Fun Paint Project, where they painted brightly colored rocks with images of summer and the 4th of July. These rocks and others were donated to Metroport Meals on Wheels to deliver to homebound seniors as a gift to brighten their day. Thank you, NETC Seniors Rock group, for your participation and dedication. You ROCK! Continue reading to learn more about this group and how you can participate.

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 The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022.

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FEMA's COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

FEMA's COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Know someone who incurred funeral expenses for a death caused by COVID-19? They may qualify for up to $9,000 toward eligible costs. Tell them to call FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline at 844-684-6333.

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Tarrant County Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant Program

Tarrant County Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant Program

Tarrant County Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant is designed to provide financial assistance to impacted small businesses whose workforce has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds awarded will aid in workforce recovery, retention, recruitment, training, and development.

The program opens July 11, 2022, at noon and closes August 31, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., or until funds are depleted.

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