As temperatures rise and Connecticut residents rely heavily on air conditioning in their homes, AARP Connecticut seeks to educate consumers on how to prepare for, and protect against, the increasing costs of electricity and other utility expenses.
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program in Maine has extended its availability in some areas to assist eligible people who haven’t already filed a 2021 Maine individual income tax return in obtaining relief payments.
As temperatures rise and Texans rely heavily on air conditioning in their homes, AARP Texas seeks to educate consumers, including older Texans, on how to protect themselves against the rising costs of electricity and other utility expenses.
Changes to the new WA Cares Fund also include allowing employees who live out of state and certain other groups to apply for exemptions. And the program, which was initially set to begin this year, will launch in mid-2023.
The summer months are a traditional time of higher electricity usage due to widespread use of air conditioning. Further, additional power demands mean that summer is a peak time where all sources of generation are needed, including utilities’ most expensive sources. The result is not only higher electricity bills for consumers – but the risk of blackouts when insufficient energy is available.
One third of U.S. adults say they have been targeted by scams seeking payment by gift card, according to a report by the AARP Fraud Watch Network. And nearly a quarter of consumers have given or received gift cards that had no funds on them.
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