August 2014 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

Posted on 07/30/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Local Resources Check out the August 2014 AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: upcoming investment fraud lunch and learns in six North Dakota cities. opportunities to become involved as a legislative volunteer. Oct. 21-22 volunteer conference. August 26-27 retired teacher convention in Grand Forks. and the latest schedule of driver safety classes around the state. If you’d like to receive the newsletter by mail every month, email your USPS address to August 2014 AARP North Dakota News

Cooling Assistance is Available to Low-Income Individuals with Medical Needs

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Local Resources With temperatures on the rise, the N.D. Department of Human Services and the N.D. Department of Commerce’s Division of Community Service remind North Dakotans that emergency cooling assistance is available for individuals with certain medical conditions who qualify for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). “Summertime brings hot temperatures and high humidity and these conditions can create a life threatening situation for some people with certain medical conditions,” said Carol Cartledge, Economic Assistance Policy Division director. “North Dakota’s …

Do You Have the Proper ID to Vote in North Dakota? Are You Sure?

Posted on 04/29/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Local Resources Because of voter identification law changes passed by the 2013 North Dakota Legislature, state residents should ensure they have one of the five valid forms of identification that will be allowed at the polls. The five valid forms of identification are: North Dakota driver’s license North Dakota non-driver’s ID Tribal issued ID Student ID voting certificate Long-term care ID certificate   In all cases, state law requires the ID to include the voter’s name, residential address (not a PO Box), …

Volunteers Needed Across North Dakota to Help Low-Income Seniors

Posted on 08/21/2013 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Local Resources AARP’s volunteer operated Tax-Aide program is looking for new volunteers across North Dakota. “A common response from people is, ‘I can’t do taxes; I don’t even do my own!’” says Muriel Peterson, the state volunteer coordinator for the Tax-Aide program. Peterson says volunteers do not need tax preparation experience because they receive comprehensive IRS training on tax forms and software at no cost. Instead, she says, potential volunteers should have proficient computer skills, enjoy meeting people and working with other …

Many More Seniors, Disabled Persons will Qualify for Expanded Homestead Property Tax Credit Program

Posted on 08/8/2013 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Local Resources More North Dakotans 65 and older and homeowners of any age with a disability are now eligible for the Homestead Property Tax Credit because of a major expansion approved by the 2013 North Dakota Legislature. Under the program, qualified homeowners receive a credit to reduce property taxes on their home. Qualified renters receive a partial refund of their rent. The maximum reduction for homeowners ranges from $450 to $4,500 depending upon income. The maximum refund for renters is $400. Income …

Volunteer as a Small Business Mentor with SCORE

Posted on 07/2/2013 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Local Resources Do you possess life experience and common sense? Would you like to help others turn a dream into reality? If so, the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)* would like to visit with you about becoming a volunteer mentor. SCORE, a volunteer organization sponsored by the Small Business Administration, is looking for volunteers statewide. SCORE has offices in Bismarck, Minot, Grand Forks and Fargo. SCORE volunteers spend most of their time mentoring people wanting to start a business. They also …