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Sunday September 20, 2020

Is There an Age Limit for Organ Donation?
Savvy Living
I never thought about becoming an organ donor until my brother died of kidney failure last year. But at age 78, I would like to know if I am too old to be a donor. I am also curious if they would even use my organs if I were to die from COVID-19. What can you tell me? There is no cutoff age for being an organ donor. Anyone, regardless of age or medical history, can sign up. In fact, there are many people well into their 80's that donate. The decision to use your organs is based on health of the organ, not age. So, do not disqualify yourself prematurely. Let the doctors decide at the time of your passing whether your organs and tissues are suitable for transplantation. Regarding the COVID-19 part of your question, as of right now, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) does not recommend transplantation of organs from donors known to have the virus. If you were to...
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8.8 Million Unclaimed Stimulus Payments
Washington News
On September 17, 2020, the IRS published IR–2020–214 and explained the state–by–state breakdown of approximately 8.8 million people who have not yet received an Economic Impact Payment. The IRS is mailing letters in English and Spanish to all of these individuals. It urges recipients to go to IRS.gov before October 15, 2020 and use the "Non–Filers: Enter Payment Info Here" tool to register for an Economic Impact Payment. IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig stated, "The IRS continues to work hard to reach people eligible for these payments. These mailings are the latest step by the IRS to reach as many people as possible for these important payments. We are releasing this state–by–state information so that state and local leaders and organizations can better understand the size of this population in their communities and assist them in claiming these...
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Social Security
Personal Planner
Linda asked, "When should I take my Social Security? I will turn 57 this year and have a strong earnings history, having...
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