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En Español | AARP in The Virgin Islands worked to ensure passage of Bill No. 33-0296. The Bill expands voting by Absentee Ballot as a result of COVID-19. The Bill was passed by the Legislature of The Virgin Islands and was signed into law by Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. on May 11th, 2020. This Bill is now Act No. 8294.
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En Español | Earlier today, May 12, 2020, AARP penned a letter to Andrew Saul, Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, urging him to assist residents of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to receive their stimulus payment quickly and automatically. AARP has been fielding calls from Virgin Islands Social Security beneficiaries concerned about receiving their stimulus monies without having to file a 1040 as instructed by the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue.
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English AARP está proporcionando información y recursos sobre COVID-19 para ayudar a los isleños de las Islas Vírgenes mayores y sus familias a protegerse del virus y evitar que se propague a otros.
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AARP’s participation in the age-friendly network advances the Association’s efforts to help people live easily and comfortably in their homes and communities as they age
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En Español Today is a great day in the US Virgin Islands!
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People may face difficulty in probate court trying to acquire the property left to them by a deceased relative.
Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act becomes law in the Virgin Islands
Español Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, You Tube, Yahoo, Gmail, icloud  – all but only some of the platforms and tools that connect us with our loved ones through technology. There is no doubt we are living the Digital Age.  Have you ever wondered what happens to your accounts created within these platforms after your passing? In the Virgin Islands, Family Caregivers who lost their loved one have struggled to obtain access to these accounts because once the owner of the accounts was pronounced deceased, the rights of ownership were maintained by these companies. But not anymore.  On January 12, 2018, Bill Number 32-1032, the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act also known as RUFADAA was signed by Acting Governor Osbert Potter into law.
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