Registration for summer camps and classes starts Monday, May 1st.
There is a new registration process and everyone must create a new account. Click the link. Link to CARD
Week of the Young Child is April 24th – 29th. Celebrate in Butte County with FREE events all week.
Week of the Young Child is April 24th – 29th. Celebrate in Butte County with FREE events.WOYC 17 8x11color
PASSAGES Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) is presenting Welcome to Medicare workshops for those turning 65 this year or younger adults who will be entitled to Medicare due to a disability. As people get closer to Medicare eligibility, there are several things to consider. In light of the fact that Medicare’s coverage is much like employer group coverage it’s important to know what questions to ask:
Join HICAP on February 9, 2017, 10 a.m. at Lakeside Pavilion, 2565 Lakeside Village, Chico.
Registration is required by calling 898-6716. This free workshop is designed for “Boomers” and others who will be new to Medicare this year who want to understand how their Medicare benefits work. Family members or caregivers are also welcome to attend.
People who are new to Medicare will be deluged with information from different insurance companies marketing their products. Ronda Kramer, program manager for Passages HICAP warns signing up with the wrong plan, or not doing anything may cost new Medicare recipients thousands of dollars, and they may not be able to make changes if enrollment deadlines are missed.
For more information, call HICAP at PASSAGES at 1-800-434-0222.
With tax season now in full swing, Butte 2-1-1 is helping working families in Butte County get the information and assistance they need to get the most out of their returns.
2-1-1 is helping connect working families and individuals to free tax preparation assistance and providing information about the Federal and State Earned Income Tax Credit that often times goes unclaimed. Call 2-1-1 to find the free tax preparation site nearest you.
The Earned Income Tax Credit, sometimes called EITC or EIC is a benefit for working people who have low to moderate income from working for someone else or running or operating their own business.
EITC is a tax credit to help people keep more of what they have earned. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file. More information about EITC is available at the IRS’s website.
Families and individuals whose adjusted gross income was less than $53,505 in 2016 may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit and could receive larger refunds. It can mean up to $503 in EITC for people without children, and up to $ $6,242 for families with three or more qualifying children. See the chart bellow for specific income limits and maximum credit.
CalEITC is a cash back tax credit that puts money back into the pockets of California’s working families and individuals. The CalEITC could boost income for an estimated 600,000 eligible families and individuals.
You may be eligible for the CalEITC if: