AARP Tax-Aide Sites Open in 11 Locations

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Money & Work AARP Foundation Tax-Aide sites across North Dakota are open and ready to help people prepare their 2014 tax returns. This service is available to middle- and low-income taxpayers of all ages with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member to take advantage of this free service, says Muriel Peterson of Bismarck, volunteer state coordinator of Tax-Aide in North Dakota. IRS-certified volunteers are trained to assist in filing accurate returns and help …

February 2015 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

Posted on 01/25/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Money & Work Check out the January-February 2015 AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: Times and places for Tax-Aide sites across the state. An invitation to our legislative “halftime reports” in early March in Grand Forks, Fargo, Minot and Bismarck. Hope to participate in our Friday legislative update calls. An update on health insurance enrollment, which ends Feb. 15. 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 …

Stay Warm and Cozy This Winter

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work Thousands of North Dakotans on fixed incomes may be eligible for help with home heating costs this winter through a federally funded program. Last year, more than 13,000 households in the state received assistance worth about $1,300 on average. About 70 percent of those households included either residents 60 and older, people with disabilities or children 5 and under. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps qualifying households pay their home heating costs. The program also covers furnace repair …

Protect Yourself from ID Theft, Fraud and Scams by Joining AARP’s Fraud Watch Network

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Money & Work Even during the holiday season, fraudsters don’t give up trying to scam you out of your money. In fact, because this is a season of giving for many, you could find yourself donating to fake charities. The AARP Fraud Watch Network is designed to give you access to information to help protect you and your family from identity theft, fraud and scams. It’s free and open to everyone – members, non-members and people of all ages – and it allows …

Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Now Open; Find Local Help in North Dakota Here

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Money & Work Open enrollment season for the Health Insurance Marketplace began Nov. 15 and runs until Feb. 15, 2015. You can take advantage of open enrollment whether you’re insured and looking for better coverage or if you don’t have insurance and need to enroll for the first time. Remember, the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) made obtaining health insurance coverage possible for millions of Americans. Regardless of your health history, you can’t be turned down for coverage. Please note: The Marketplace is not …

Low-Income North Dakotans Should Apply for Home Heating Assistance

Posted on 10/3/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Money & Work Cold North Dakota winters can have a dramatic effect on home heating costs. The N.D. Department of Human Services is reminding low-income individuals and families that help is available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applications are now being accepted at county social service offices in North Dakota. The federally-funded program helps qualifying households in need of assistance pay a portion of their home heating costs, which includes natural gas, electricity, propane, coal, fuel oil, wood, or …