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Notice:  May 15, 2020

On Wednesday, May 13, the Wisconsin State Supreme Court threw out Emergency Order 28, which extended Gov. Evers Safer at Home Order.   Businesses that had to be closed were allowed to reopen as soon as the Court made their decision.

 

Some Wisconsin cities and counties made their own safer-at-home rules after the court decision.  These inclue the cities of Appleton and Racine as well as Brown, Dane, Milwaukee and Rock counties.

 

Kenosha County changed their ruling last night (May 14) and got rid of their safer-at-home.

The City of Racine, but not Racine County, will keep their safer-at-home order until 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26.  May 26 the day after Memorial Day.

 

The Walworth County government says they that no new local rules are being made for businesses or the general public.  People can go out and businesses can stay opened.

This does not mean the pandemic is over.  The coronavirus is still spreading, people are getting very sick and dying.  If you go out, remember to watch your hands, do not touch your face, and practice social distancing.  Remember the more people you are around, you will be more likely catch the virus.

Notice: April 24, 2020 

 

If you get SSI or VA benefits and you did not file a tax return in 2018 or 2019, and you have children 16 years old or younger,  you need to act! The stimulus child credit is $500 per child. Your own stimulus check of $1,200 will be deposited to you automatically. However, your dependent child credit is not automatic.

 

You need to visit https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here by Tuesday, May 5 to get your dependent child credit. Otherwise, you have to wait until you file your 2020 taxes next year to get the credit. 

Once you get your $1,200 stimulus check, it is too late to claim the child credit. You will have to wait until you file your 2020 taxes to get the $500 per child credit. Act quickly so you don't miss it! 

If you get SSDI, Retirement, or Survivor benefits, your $1,200 stimulus payment should be arriving this week. If you did not file taxes in 2018 or 2019 and you did not enter your dependent children on the Non-Filers Tool link, you may not enter them now. You will have to get your dependent child credits with your 2020 tax return. 

 

Notice: April 21, 2020 

 

 

If you get SSDI or retirement benefits, you did not file taxes in 2018 or 2019, and you have children 16 years old or younger, you need to act! The stimulus child credit is $500 per child. Your own stimulus check of $1,200 will be deposited to you automatically. However, your dependent child credit is not automatic. You need to visit https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here by Wednesday, April 22 to get your dependent child credit. Otherwise, you have to wait until you file your 2020 taxes next year to get the credit. 

For more information about the stimulus, click here

 

Notice: April 20, 2020

 

Governor Evers released his Badger Bounce Back plan. It talks about different phases to reopening the state during the pandemic. None of these phases are happening right now. We will update our site as the Governor moves us into different phases. You can look at the order here:

https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/WIGOV/2020/04/20/file_attachments/1431309/EMO31-BadgerBounceBack.pdf

 

 

Notice: April 16, 2020

Governor Evers extended the Safer at Home order to 8am Tuesday, May 26, 2020. K-12 schools will remain closed for this school year.

 

There will be some changes to the restrictions on May 26. You can read the order here: 

https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/WIGOV/2020/04/16/file_attachments/1428995/EMO28-SaferAtHome.pdf

  • Essential retail stores are required to limit the number of people who can shop at one time and have proper waiting spaces with social distancing

  • Essential retail stores, including groceries, must have at least two hours of shopping each week restricted for high risk shoppers

  • Public libraries can allow curbside pick-up of materials

  • Golf courses can open with spread-out tee times

  • Non-essential businesses can do deliveries, mailings, or curbside pickups

  • Arts and crafts stores can do curbside pickups for materials to make masks

  • Aesthetic lawn care or construction can be done, as long as it is done by one person at a time

 

 

Notice: April 15, 2020

You can check the status of your stimulus payment on the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment. You'll be able to see if the IRS needs more information from you. You can also see when you can expect your payment and how it will be sent to you. 

If you receive any kind of Social Security benefit, including SSDI or SSI, your stimulus check will be deposited in the same way as your benefit. You do not need to do anything to get your stimulus. 

 

For more information about the stimulus, click here

Notice: April 10, 2020 

 

Anyone getting FoodShare for March and/or April 2020 may be getting additional benefits. 

Everyone getting FoodShare during those months will get the maximum amount for their household size. The additional March benefits will be added to your Quest card in April 12. The additional April benefits will be added to your card on April 26.  Click here to see the maximum monthly amount for your household size: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/news/releases/041020.htm

For more information on Food Benefits, click here.

 

Notice: April 10, 2020

 

For certain people, the IRS uses an online form so you can get your economic impact payment. This is also called the stimulus, or the CARES check. 

If you filed taxes in 2018 or 2019, you do not need to use this form.

Your stimulus payment will come the way your refund came - direct deposit or paper check. If you want to give the IRS your bank information to direct deposit your stimulus, you may be able to in the future. This is expected to be set up soon, but isn't ready yet. 

If you get Social Security benefits (SSDI, DAC, survivor, retirement) or railroad payments, you do not need to use this form.

The IRS will send your stimulus payment the same way you get your benefit check. However, you do use this form if you have children under 17, so you can get the extra stimulus checks for them.

If you get SSI only, you get veterans benefits, or you do not usually have to file taxes based on income, use this form.

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here

Make sure you have your Social Security number handy.

You will need to have an email address to set up an account. 

 

If you would like help with this process, contact the Society's Assets Independent Living Department for your county at 800-378-9128 or click "Contact Us" below.

Information is changing very quickly. We are doing our best to keep the website up to date.   

Updated 5/15/2020 4:43 p.m.

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